During a radio interview earlier today, Democratic senator Joe Manchin discussed the Republican measure to restrict the EPA's ability to regulate carbon emissions. The radio host asked Manchin: "Wouldn't the state of West Virginia be better off" on the EPA issue "if McConnell were the majority leader, and not Harry Reid?"

Manchin agreed that may be so "on this one issue," but said he's not going to "do that on one issue."

"Do that" presumably means defect to the GOP. The problem for Manchin is that there are, in fact, many more issues on which West Virginians side with Mitch McConnell than Harry Reid.

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