In a repeat of his last election in 2018, Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester is benefitting from outside spending by the American Bankers Association.
Oil and gas companies and big business trade associations were among those keeping up donations after Manchin announced he would not run for re-election.
A former key staffer to Manchin's energy committee has taken a job working on energy issues for D.C. lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates.
Environmental groups warn that hydrogen fuel produced with fossil gas could entrench the oil & gas industry for decades.
Manchin added a bill rider in July supporting the fossil fuel industry’s position on a major “clean hydrogen” tax credit after his longtime confidante Larry Puccio was hired to lobby by a gas company seeking the benefits.
Billionaire Harlan Crow gave $5,000 in June to a super PAC backing the No Labels 2024 presidential plan, one of more than a dozen real estate executives giving to the limitless spending group.