The fundraiser, which is organized by oil and gas industry bigwigs, comes as Manchin is set to play a key role in Democrats' infrastructure and climate agenda.
But it could all implode at any second.
Senate Democrats are proceeding with a $3.5-trillion infrastructure bill that would expand Medicare, invest in climate change initiatives and support family-service programs.
Joe Manchin wants some kind of national voter ID law in exchange for his vote for the For The People Act. Voting and civil rights groups are skeptical.
Environmental groups weigh in on whether they get the same sort of treatment.
The civil rights activists say the two senators are "threatening our democracy."
The West Virginia Democrat again expressed hope that "there’s enough good Republicans" who will support a bipartisan outcome on federal voting changes.
A week after saying he opposed the For the People Act, the West Virginia Democrat revealed what parts of the bill he would support.
A growing number of Democratic senators are demanding assurances that Congress will pass another package that includes progressive priorities.
If he won't support ending the Senate filibuster, his support for legislation is meaningless.