The Washington Examiner
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) declined to confirm whether he planned to run for reelection in 2024, putting Democrats on edge as they seek to maintain their slim Senate majority in the next election cycle.
All eyes are on Manchin as he approaches the end of his term, as the West Virginia senator is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Democrats heading into the 2024 election cycle. If he does seek a third term, Manchin would be running in a state that Trump won by 38.9 percentage points in 2020 — making him a top target for the Republican Party.
However, Manchin seems to be in no rush to announce his plans.
“I haven’t made a decision what I’m going to do in 2024,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, also refusing to confirm whether he’d remain in the Democratic Party. “I’ve got two years ahead of me now to do the best I can for the state and for my country.”