By
G. McConway
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November 24, 2022

Manchin Could Be Challenged by West Virginia Governor

When 2024 gets here, one of the most-watched elections aside from the presidential election will be for Senator Joe Manchin's seat.

The West Virginia Democrat, who has held the seat since 2010, for the first time, finds himself in real jeopardy of losing his seat.

Republicans are pouncing, and a true threat has just announced he is now considering running against Manchin.

No Longer Invincible

Manchin has deep roots in West Virginia, which is one of the reasons he has survived.

He took the seat in a special election after former KKK member and Democrat Senator Robert Byrd died in 2010.

In 2012, the seat was back up for election, and Manchin rolled with 61 percent of the vote.

Manchin's fake moderate act had started to wear thin by 2018, with Manchin barely skating by with only 49.6 percent of the vote, beating Republican Patrick Morrisey, who garnered a very respectable 46.3 percent of the vote.

Over the last two years, I have outed Manchin as a complete fraud, noting his record of regularly siding with Democrat leadership.

He always puts up a solid front but if you buy his act, ultimately, you get your heart broken.

He has survived in office for over a decade because nobody has ever called him out on this, but that has changed during this latest cycle.

If there was ever a time to throw a real challenger at him, that time is now, and Republican West Virginia Governor Jim Justice sounds ready to answer that challenge.

Justice teased that he is "very seriously considering running for Senate."

He added, "I have not made a final decision yet, you know, but I promise you irregardless to whatever I do, I'll be your governor the next two years.

"I'm not going to sit around and just hang out. I don't believe in that. I'll be your governor.

"I truly believe the people in the great state of West Virginia are with me in whatever decision I make. I'm sure they'll be right with me, as they know without any question, I'll be right with them."

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.V.) has also announced that he will be running, and I say the more the merrier.

I would love to see a crew of Republican heavyweights fight it out calling out achievements rather than throwing mud.

If they run their primary the right way, the candidate that comes out of that race, I believe, will have a real chance of winning that election when compared to Manchin's many disappointments over the last term.

We can and should win this seat with a clean primary and solid race during the general election.

Source: Fox News

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