12/22/21 09:19 AM EST
Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) political action committee saw a surge of contributions from corporate donors in the fall before his announcement that he would not support President Biden’s Build Back Better social spending package.
Biden unveiled the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act in October.
According to CNBC’s analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, Manchin’s leadership PAC, Country Roads, received 36 donations from corporations in the last two months and raised close to $260,000 in that time period.
In November, Country Roads PAC received corporate contributions in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 from donors including American Express, Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CNX Resources, a natural gas company, last month, according to the news outlet.
The total amount raised last month amounted to $110,000.
Manchin’s PAC raised over $150,000 in October from widely known corporations such as Verizon, Unionb Pacific, Wells Fargo and PACs tied to the coal and mining industries, according to CNBC.
Article URL : https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/586883-corporate-donors-opened-wallets-to-manchin-before-announcement-he-wont?rl=1