January 19, 2024

Joe Manchin Reveals When He Will Announce Potential Run for President Against Biden

In an appearance on Fox News's Fox and Friends, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hinted at the timing of his decision regarding a potential entry into the 2024 presidential race while continuing to consider a third-party run for the White House.

Manchin stated that he would assess the situation after Super Tuesday on March 5.

If it seems likely that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will secure the Democratic and Republican nominations, respectively, decisions would need to be made.

When questioned about the possibility of running for president with the centrist group No Labels, Manchin emphasized that the group would need widespread ballot access to provide a serious alternative option.

The senator acknowledged the challenge facing No Labels in securing ballot access on a broad scale.

"Their goal right now is to create options. If it is needed, there will be an option, and their option would be they need to get on 34 ballots to be serious about attracting anybody that might be interested in this third-party move," he stated.

Manchin clarified that if he were to run for president as the candidate for No Labels, it would not be to act as a spoiler.

He expressed his competitive nature, emphasizing that if he were to get involved, it would be with the intention to win and to bring Americans together.

Responding to Democratic criticisms of No Labels potentially aiding Trump in the general election, Manchin questioned why there was fear of voter options and hearing different voices.

He defended the concept of competition and options, stating, "Why are you afraid of competition? Why are you afraid of options? Why are you afraid of people hearing a different voice?"

Manchin, who is not seeking reelection to his Senate seat in November, has fueled speculation about a presidential bid with recent moves, including a trip to New Hampshire.

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