Two-term Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is “seriously considering running for U.S. Senate” in 2024, when former Democratic governor and current Sen. Joe Manchin is up for re-election.
“I want continued goodness for our state. I’ll continue helping West Virginia no matter if I’m at home or in Washington, DC,” Justice said in a tweet Thursday evening.
Manchin, a moderate Democrat who is often at loggerheads with his party’s progressive wing and at times with the party’s Senate leadership and the White House, has yet to announce whether he will see another six-year term in the Senate in 2024.
Once a reliably Democratic state, West Virginia has shifted overwhelmingly red in recent cycles, and then-President Trump carried the state by a whopping 39 points in the 2020 election. Read more…