Sen. Joe Manchin Is Retiring, Giving GOP A Key Pickup Opportunity In 2024

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Thursday that he won’t seek reelection in 2024, giving Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat in the heavily GOP state.

Manchin, 76, said in a statement that he had made the decision “after months of deliberation and long conversations” with his family.

“I believe in my heart of hearts that I have accomplished what I set out to do for West Virginia,” he said. “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, 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.”"

John Raby and Leah Willingham report for the Associated Press November 9, 2023.


"Manchin Says He Will Not Seek Re-election, Dealing Blow to Democrats" (New York Times)

"Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Will Not Seek Reelection" (Washington Post)

"Manchin Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection" (E&E News)

"Joe Manchin Announces End of Senate Career, New 2024 Threat" (New York)

"Why Manchin's Retirement Is Democrats' Worst Nightmare" (Axios)

"Good Riddance to Joe Manchin" (New Republic)

"Joe Manchin Wants One Thing and It’s Disgusting" (New Republic)

"Joe Manchin’s Retirement Adds Fuel to 2024 Rumors" (New York Times)

"Jill Stein Announces Third-Party Bid for President" (New York Times)

Source: AP, 11/10/2023