Manchin: Dem Senate Majority ‘Weighing Heavy’ On Obamacare


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday said that it will be challenging for Democrats to maintain their majority in the Senate and that the success of Obamacare will matter greatly in the 2014 elections.

“It’s going to be extremely challenging,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

He said that the success or failure of the health care law will be a major factor in the 2014 elections.

“It’s weighing heavy on that,” he said. “They think that that’s a great advantage that they have,” he added about Republican challanegers.

Manchin, a moderate Democrat, expressed skepticism about Obamacare’s success so far, which has lead him to work on a delay of the individual mandate.

“Yes, we’re moving the ball forward,” he said, but added that he’s concerned about how well the law has been received. “I’m worried about having a product that’s a marketable buy.”

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