Manchin Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection in 2024

Manchin Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection in 2024

( – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced on November 9 that he is not running for reelection to his Senate seat in 2024.

Many people have been urging him to run for president of the US against President Biden in the 2024 election. He is keeping his options open to the prospect.

Prior to his 2010 Senate special election, Manchin held the position of West Virginia Governor. For an extended period of time, he was considered one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate chamber. In the face of formidable electoral competition from the man who succeeded him as governor, Governor Jim Justice (R-WV), Manchin decided to abstain from pursuing his Senate seat again.

Manchin had vowed to serve all individuals and not just his own interests, a goal he believes has been fulfilled. It was one of the most difficult decisions of his entire life. He expressed that following his Senate retirement, he would embark on a speaking tour of the nation to gauge public interest in the formation of a movement that would unite Americans by mobilizing the middle class.

According to polling data, Manchin’s re-election bid would be defeated by Justice by thirteen points. West Virginia is a predominantly Republican state. Manchin is the only Democrat to have recently been elected to the state legislature.

Throughout his term, Manchin’s politically conservative stance frequently impeded Democrats’ efforts to enact left-leaning legislation and alter Senate regulations. This was especially evident when Manchin’s opposition thwarted the 117th Congress over a pair of bills they championed. One bill would have established federal access to abortion nationwide, thereby codifying it as law to stop the Supreme Court’s later-overturned decision in Roe v. Wade. The second bill was the “Build Back Better Act,” a substantial domestic expenditure package backed by President Biden.

Additionally, Manchin has consistently opposed any changes to the Senate’s cloture rules, which are intended to restrict debate and prevent filibusters, which are discussions requiring 60 votes to advance the bill.

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