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Politics Podcast: How Much Trouble Is Joe Manchin In?

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of 10 Democrats defending a Senate seat in a state President Trump won in 2016. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team sizes up the Republicans hoping to challenge him this fall and debates how worried he should be. The crew also engages some hypotheticals in a new round of political “Would You Rather … ?”

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