National politics reporter for The Washington Post covering the 2020 presidential race. Also an overly optimistic Seattle sports fan.
MORE on Manchin: Rev. Al Sharpton tells me he and other civil rights leaders plan to meet with Manchin on Tues to talk voting rights. He said NAACP pres. Derrick Johnson and National Urban League pres. Marc Morial are also expected at the meeting.
NEW: Sen. Bernie Sanders is privately expressing concerns about Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, according to 3 people with knowledge of the conversations, urging Biden’s team to intensify its focus on pocketbook issues and appeals to liberal voters.
You don’t often hear introductory speakers for @BernieSanders talking about socialism. But in Tacoma, Wash., Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle City Council, just did. "We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!" she said.