(PartiallyPolitics.com) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that currently he is considering all of his options. He also did not say whether he would be running to be the West Virginia governor again. This is a position that Manchin held from 2005 to 2010.
Manchin added that he had two years to decide what he would do in 2024, and noted that he is planning on doing what he thinks will be best for both his state and country.
Democrats are facing a challenging Senate election in 2024, and Manchin committing to a reelection bid could help them secure a challenging seat. This is because West Virginia is one of the most conservative states in the country, which means that Republicans are actively looking at Machin’s seat as a potential seat they can flip.
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) has already said that he will be challenging Manchin in the next election. Many other Republicans, including Gov. Jim Justice and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, have also said they might be interested in running for the seat.
If Manchin does decide to opt for a presidential run, then that could mean that the 2024 presidential election could potentially be a lot more challenging for President Biden who is most likely going to also be seeking reelection. Speculations want President Biden to be making a decision regarding his plans within the next month.
Manchin has not yet disclosed whether or not he would support Biden in his reelection campaign. All he said was that the country needed a president who could help unite Americans.
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