Check out the individual donor names here. I see a few names I recognize.... Anthony Alexander, CEO of First Energy (soon to merge with Allegheny Energy) makes Senator-buying into a wholesome family event -- isn't that so "Father Knows Best"? How about Christopher Callas of Jackson Kelly (PATH counsel)? Or maybe Mark Dempsey of AEP?
Isn't this going to be fun to research?
If I had so much personal wealth that I could afford to toss thousands at a political campaign, I think I'd rather have something sportier that could go from zero to 60 in less than 6 seconds, instead of an easily bought politician who's getting a bit nappy around the edges, but that's just my personal preference. Unless.... you don't think it's not really their personal money being donated to Manchin, do you?