Sen. Joe Manchin Not Running For Re-Election

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, presides over a hearing on battery technology, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on September 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Committee held the hearing to examine opportunities and challenges in deploying innovative battery and non-battery technologies for energy storage. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi 
12:26 PM – Thursday, November 9, 2023

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has announced that he will not be running in the 2024 re-election. 


On Thursday, Manchin (D-W. Va.) announced in a video posted to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that he will not be running for the new term. 

“After months of deliberation and long conversations with my family, I believe in my heart of hearts that I have accomplished what I set out to do for West Virginia. I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate,” Manchin said. “But what I will be doing is traveling the country and speaking out to see if there is an interest in creating a movement to mobilize the middle and bring Americans together.”

The senator also stated that he “will fight to unite the middle.” 

Manchin, a lifelong politician who has served as governor, secretary of state, and as a state legislator, has been the only Democrat elected to statewide office in West Virginia for the last few years.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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