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Biden's infrastructure bill poses major test for Trump voters in deep-red West Virginia

Added 11-26-21 10:22:02am EST - “Infrastructure spending, long an issue that has drawn bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, is shaping up to be a clear dividing line in an upcoming congressional primary for one of the nation's most Republican districts.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden’s infrastructure bill poses major test for Trump voters in deep-red West Virginia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Infrastructure spending, long an issue that has drawn bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, is shaping up to be a clear dividing line in an upcoming congressional primary for one of the nation’s most Republican districts.

In West Virginia’s newly drawn 2nd Congressional District, two incumbent GOP lawmakers are preparing for a heated primary campaign after their seats were drawn together because of redistricting. The two lawmakers, Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney, differ strongly in political style and background.

Those differences culminated earlier this month when President Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package ran into trouble with far-left Democrats.

Mr. McKinley and 12 other House Republicans crossed party lines to save the bill, their votes negated the opposition of six progressive Democrats. Given that Democrats only hold a narrow majority in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could only afford to lose three of her members.

“Instead of playing politics, I put America and West Virginia first,” Mr. McKinley said. “America’s infrastructure has been in dire need of modernization and this bipartisan infrastructure bill is what community leaders from one panhandle to the other have expressed that West Virginia needs to restore our aging infrastructure.”

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