By Laura Barron-Lopez - 12/23/13 10:10 AM EST
Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Mylan CEO should be ashamed of EpiPen prices Overnight Finance: Senate rejects funding bill as shutdown looms | Labor Dept. to probe Wells Fargo | Fed to ease stress test rules for small banks MORE (D-W.Va.) on Sunday said Democrats are feeling the weight of the botched HealthCare.gov site as they prepare for the 2014 midterms.
He added that Republicans are using the debacle surrounding the rollout of President Obama's signature healthcare reform law to their advantage for the upcoming election cycle.
"And even the Republicans who are my friends, they think that's a great advantage they have," Manchin said in a interview with CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday. "The Democrats are right now feeling the weight of it."