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Joe Manchin quashes Energy Secretary speculation

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Sen. Joe Manchin has ended the speculation that the Trump administration would appoint him Energy Secretary as a possible way of securing the elusive 50th vote needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.Jonathan Kott, spokesman for the West Virginia Democrat, tells me Manchin opened a town hall today at the state fair in Lewisburg, WV, by saying he wouldn't be Energy Secretary.