Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia, who is now without a doubt the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, will remain with the Democrats but there are rumors he could run for governor again and leave the Senate for good in a few years. Democrats dodged a bullet here.
Angus King (I) of Maine, the only true wildcard independent in the U.S Senate, shocked a lot of political observers when he announced he will stay with Democrats in the minority. Democrats are a better fit for Senator King over the far-right U.S Senate about to take over. Put simple, there is no room for King and he doesn’t fit into a Republican caucus and likely won’t get any high committees because of his moderate to liberal views on various policy.