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Joe Manchin Says He Will Not Seek Reelection to Senate

HeadlineNov 10, 2023

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said Thursday he will not seek reelection in 2024. The conservative Democrat has earned millions of dollars from his family-owned coal business and is Congress’s largest recipient of fossil fuel industry contributions. Even as he announced his decision Thursday, Manchin appeared to leave open the possibility of a run for the White House.

Sen. Joe Manchin: “I believe, in my heart of hearts, that I’ve 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 reelection to the United States Senate. 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.”

Manchin has received the support of the billionaire-backed organization No Labels, which is exploring whether to run a third-party candidate for president.

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