“G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden’s Agenda”

Kenneth P. Vogel and Kate Kelly, N.Y. Times

Business and conservative big donors turn their attention to the two Democratic Senators that hold the key to stopping a transformative version of Biden’s agenda.

“Even as Ms. Sinema and Mr. Manchin, both Democrats, have drawn fire from the left for their efforts to shrink and reshape Mr. Biden’s proposals, they have won growing financial support from conservative-leaning donors and business executives in a striking display of how party affiliation can prove secondary to special interests and ideological motivations when the stakes are high enough.

Ms. Sinema is winning more financial backing from Wall Street and constituencies on the right in large part for her opposition to raising personal and corporate income tax rates. Mr. Manchin has attracted new Republican-leaning donors as he has fought against much of his own party to scale back the size of Mr. Biden’s legislation and limit new social welfare components.”

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