Republicans Gear Up to Oust Manchin

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) is eyeing Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Senate seat for 2024.

Manchin is projected to be one of the GOP’s top targets in its quest to take back control of the Senate in 2024. He is among a handful of Democratic senators elected in GOP-friendly states, including Montana and Ohio, that Republicans are plotting to flip.

Justice is the latest vocal challenger to Manchin after Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) announced he’d be running against the Democrat on Nov. 15. Several Republicans, including Mooney, believe Manchin is too liberal for the people he represents.

However, Justice is not officially in the running, he said – yet.

“I’m very seriously considering running for Senate,” Justice said at a Tuesday press briefing, per the Hill. Read more…

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