It’s tough out there for a red state Senate Democrat, especially those up for re-election in 2018.

Senator Joe Manchin has been a West Virginia politician for decades. After all that time you’d think he’d have cultivated a significant donor base in his home state.

Senate Democrats from states Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 have a choice to make. They can either adapt their voting habits to better fit their states’ voting habits or they can continue to move in lockstep with their liberal Senate caucus.

The civil war in the Democratic Party has emboldened efforts to primary Democratic Senators in 2018. Leading the fight is the group “We Will Replace You,” with the goal of getting rid of any Democratic Senator who won’t “commit to full obstruction of President Trump’s agenda,” according to The Hill.

Due to Congressman Tom Price’s tremendous stature in the debate over Obamacare, how individual Senators voted on Price’s nomination to become Health and Human Services Secretary can be used as a proxy for how committed they are about fixing Obamacare.

Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster a new Supreme Court nominee no matter who is chosen to fill the important position.

This week new Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in an attempt to emulate Harry Reid-style obstructionism, announced that “not a single Democrat” would help with the repeal and replace of Obamacare.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is on the short list of most endangered Senate incumbents in 2018. Given that fact, it should come as no surprise that he’d try to take every opportunity to rewrite his record to better appeal to where West Viriginia voters are now.

Most neutral observers would agree that outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is “an absolute embarrassment” to the Senate.