I spoke to Ben Jacobs for his New York Magazine piece on Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his sudden hot streak after a year of frustration and futility.
To Schumer’s credit, he never wrote Manchin off as a lost cause, putting himself in a position to close the deal. “The fact that it took Schumer lacing up his pumps and hitting the last-second buzzer beater, you have to look at that in its own right,” said Liam Donovan, a veteran Republican lobbyist. “You can question the methods, but the execution in the end is really all that matters.”
Read the full piece here.