Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he won’t seek reelection in 2024

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Because he would not win.
Politics aside, I gotta say that the years appear to have been kind to ol' Joe.

Sen. Manchin says term limits the key to 'performance' in Congress​

Feb 28, 2024
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., joins Morning Joe to discuss the 2024 presidential race, the Israel-Gaza war and its impact on the U.S. presidential race, why he chose not to mount a third-party run for office, border bill negotiations and why he supports congressional term limits. 13 mins long.


Sen. Joe Manchin Leaves Democratic Party​

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said he has left the Democratic Party to become an independent, after years of disagreements with party colleagues on issues including energy policy and government spending and outspoken criticism of partisanship.

Manchin has said he is retiring after this term, but the move to become an independent opens the door to a possible third-party run for governor in his home state, or even a re-entry into the Senate race.

“To stay true to myself and remain committed to put country before party, I have decided to register as an independent with no party affiliation and continue to fight for America’s sensible majority,” Manchin said in a statement, which didn’t address any possible political campaign.

The office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Manchin had announced last year that he wouldn’t run for another term in deep red West Virginia, ending Democrats’ hopes of hanging on to the seat and cutting into their chances of keeping control of the Senate, where they currently have a 51-49 majority. But talk has continued to circulate of a possible independent run for governor in his home state, or even a re-entry into the Senate race, where former Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, is the runaway favorite.


So one democrat proven to have at least half a brain. Wow!
He shoild go on MSNBC or CNN. He is done in politics.
Manchin straddles the fence on every issue and talks like a conservative. He loves to give speeches about how every bill costs too much or is irresponsible, then votes for it anyway.
Our other senator (Capito) is a Republican and she votes yes on all the same shit as Manchin.
They both suck.
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