Democrats are scrambling in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Polls show Republican Senate candidates gaining ground.

And this Democrat’s lie about Brett Kavanaugh ended up being a career-ending mistake.

Polls Show Republican Challenger Gaining On Joe Manchin

West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is running for re-election against Attorney General Pat Morrisey.

Before the Kavanaugh fight, polls showed Manchin comfortably ahead.

Not anymore.

The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee released a survey showing Manchin clinging to just a 1-point lead.

Manchin thought voting “yes” on Kavanaugh’s confirmation would save him.

He explained why he voted “yes”.

“I have reservations about this vote given the serious accusations against Judge Kavanaugh and the temperament he displayed in the hearing. And my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life,” Manchin said in a statement.

“However, based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed FBI report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him.”

But West Virginians saw through his phony statement.

Manchin withheld his vote until seconds after Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins said she would vote yes.

It was her vote that gave Republicans the 50 votes necessary to confirm Kavanaugh.

When Manchin saw that his vote did not matter, he decided to support Kavanaugh.

Joe Manchin’s History Of Lying About Key Issues

However, West Virginia voters are used to Manchin lying.

He claims to be pro-gun.

His latest TV ad claims he is a Second Amendment champion.

“I was born and raised in Farmington, West Virginia, and this is what I’m fighting for,” Manchin says. “A strong military, securing our borders and keeping our promises to our veterans and our miners. Skills and technical training to create good-paying jobs. Decent and affordable health care.”

“And the Second Amendment, always,” he adds, while lifting up a rifle.

But this is a lie.

In 2013, he co-authored legislation creating Barack Obama’s national gun registration database.

Manchin is an anti-gun as they get in Congress, but the polls have him running scared.

Impact On 2018

The Kavanaugh confirmation propelled Republican Senate candidates across America.

Marsha Blackburn and Ted Cruz have solid leads in Tennessee and Texas.

Kevin Cramer surged ahead of Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

And Matt Rosendale pulled even with Jon Tester out in Montana.

But West Virginia is seen as the crown jewel.

Manchin is the last elected statewide Democrat in the Mountaineer State.

He skated by for years by lying to voters about where he stood on key issues.

But now his two-faced posturing looks like it may have finally caught up with him.

And it could end his career in November.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.