Bonus: The Senators at the center of the 50-50 split
“If we miss this opportunity, God help us.” Joe Manchin and Lisa
Murkowski. Two moderate senators smack in the middle — and on either
side — of a split 50-50 Senate. On our first episode of Playbook Deep
Dive, the two friends open up in a rare interview with POLITICO’s
Burgess Everett. They get personal: about reconciliation, frustration
over the Senate’s hurdles — even why Murkowski hogs the best fishing
holes. And Manchin reveals a major endorsement, heard first on this
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Rachael Bade is a co-author of POLITICO Playbook.
Burgess Everett is co-congressional bureau chief at POLITICO.
Adrienne Hurst is a producer for POLITICO audio.
Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.
Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio.
Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Special thanks to Elana Schor, Anthony Adragna and Ben Lefebvre
- Democrat Manchin backs Republican Murkowski's reelection, by Burgess