Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said that he would endorse Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski for her reelection campaign.
“People understand that they have a person that understands Alaska and has Alaska in her blood and in every part of her veins and every morsel of her body,” Manchin told Politico.
While Murkowski hasn’t announced that she is running for reelection, she said she “would welcome his endorsement.”
Murkowski is in for a challenge. Former President Donald Trump was offended by Murkowski’s frequent criticism of him and her vote to convict him for inciting an insurrection. He is backing her primary challenger Kelly Tshibaka.
Manchin previously broke ranks and endorsed Republican Senator Susan Collins in 2020.