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Sen. Joe Manchin announces he will not seek Senate re-election

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  6 months ago  •  49 comments

By:   Brandon Gillespie (Fox News)

Sen. Joe Manchin announces he will not seek Senate re-election
Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has announced he will not be seeking re-election to the Senate next year in what is expected to be a favorable pickup opportunity for the GOP.

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday he would not seek re-election to the Senate.

"When America is at her best, we get things done by putting country before party, working across the aisle, and finding common ground. Many times this approach has landed me in hot water, but the fight to unite has been well worth it," he said in a video posted on X.

"After months of deliberation and long conversation with my family, I believe in my heart of hearts that I've accomplished what I set out to do for West Virginia. I've 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," he added.

Manchin said he would instead be focusing on traveling the country to gauge "interest in creating a movement to mobilize the middle and bring Americans together," appearing to reference a possible third-party presidential run.

"To the West Virginians who have put their trust in me and fought side by side to make our state better - it has been an honor of my life to serve you. Thank you," he said.

He went on to lament the "divide" between Democrats and Republicans across the country, and that Americans were "just plain worn out" by the partisanship. He argued that Americans shared common values of "family, freedom, democracy, dignity and a belief that together we can overcome any challenge."

"May God bless America, the great state of West Virginia, and each and every one of you," he concluded.

Ranked by one nonprofit as the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate, Manchin's centrism and often tense relationship with his own party has fueled speculation he could be considering becoming an independent, as well as a third-party candidate for president.

He attended a "No Labels" event in New Hampshire over the summer, causing some fellow Democrats to worry he might mount a "spoiler" campaign reminiscent of late Texas industrialist Ross Perot in 1992.c

At the time, he told reporters his participation at the event was not a formal indication of third-party intentions. However, he later added that he's "never ruled out anything or [ruled] in anything... this is strictly a conference we're having."


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    6 months ago

That's bad news for democrats.

I still think he would be the most viable third party candidate

 
 
 
evilone
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1.1  evilone  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    6 months ago
That's bad news for democrats.

They already knew his chances of reelection were bad.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  evilone @1.1    6 months ago

That's right. The only question for him is does he want to continue in politics.

 
 
 
evilone
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1.1.2  evilone  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    6 months ago
The only question for him is does he want to continue in politics.

His best bet is to retire. He knows a 3rd party bid would be a difficult long shot and seen as an attack on Biden and the Dems. There aren't many options for moderates.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  evilone @1.1.2    6 months ago
His best bet is to retire.

Nope. That's the left's best bet.


He knows a 3rd party bid would be a difficult long shot

He also knows the country does not want a choice between Biden and Trump.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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1.1.4  Jack_TX  replied to  evilone @1.1.2    6 months ago
There aren't many options for moderates.

Alas.

 
 
 
evilone
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1.1.5  evilone  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    6 months ago
Nope. That's the left's best bet.

Remind me when a 3rd party candidate won last? 

He also knows the country does not want a choice between Biden and Trump.

What they want and what they will put up with are 2 different things. Anyone with an ounce of common sense will vote for one or the other knowing a 3rd party candidate loses. I don't like it, but it's the way it is. I'd be happy to be wrong on this one.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    6 months ago

What’s worse: losing a seat or keeping a self serving speed bump?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.2    6 months ago

Amazing how fast Democrats turned on Manchin simply for having a mind of his own and not engaging in their hive thinking.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.2    6 months ago

A far leftist question. So there is no room for moderate democrats.

Ok. You get 2 Republican Senators out of West Virginia.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.1    6 months ago

He was what the democrat party was for a short period of time.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.2.4  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.1    6 months ago

Oh, the irony.  You guys can’t even manage to agree on a speaker anyone has heard of.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.2.4    6 months ago

Wow, I am sure that has everything to do with how Democrats treated Manchin---in some alternate universe.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.1    6 months ago
Amazing how fast Democrats turned on Manchin simply for having a mind of his own and not engaging in their hive thinking.

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Texan1211
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1.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.6    6 months ago

oh, thank God you got some pictures!!!!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.8  devangelical  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.6    6 months ago

oops...

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.2.9  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2.6    6 months ago

Her TDS and extreme hatred for Trump stopped her from having the ability to think or do anything for her constituents.    

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    6 months ago
I still think he would be the most viable third party candidate

This might be the prelude for just that.

And that would be a disaster for the nation and it would give Trump a very realistic path to the presidency.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @1.3    6 months ago

Don't worry TiG, they won't allow Trump to win.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.3.2  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.1    6 months ago

Who is the 'they' who will not allow Trump to win.

I would like to applaud them.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @1.3.2    6 months ago

I'm glad I was able to introduce the real TiG to our readers.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.3.4  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.3    6 months ago

So you are not going to answer my question?   You are just going to play a pointless game?

Anyone reading my comments is already quite aware that I am absolutely against Trump holding any public office ... especially the presidency.

Who is the 'they' in your comment?

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.5  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.3    6 months ago
I'm glad I was able to introduce the real TiG to our readers.

all 8 of them...

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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1.3.6  afrayedknot  replied to  devangelical @1.3.5    6 months ago

“…all 8 of them...”

The hateful eight…

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.7  devangelical  replied to  afrayedknot @1.3.6    6 months ago

combined IQ of 560 points...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.3.7    6 months ago

Don't be so hard on yourself

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.9  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.8    6 months ago

630 with the author...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.3.9    6 months ago

You're really feeling your oats today.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.11  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.10    6 months ago

it won't be long till maga pays their dues,

I sure hope I don't get any on my shoes.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.3.11    6 months ago

A word to the wise:

The last person who took on NT is out mowing lawns.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.3.13  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.12    6 months ago

"took on NT" ... what does that mean?

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.14  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.12    6 months ago

bummer, and you need every up vote available for this reconstituted maga propaganda.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.15  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @1.3.13    6 months ago

It's Inside Baseball. He knows what I'm talking about.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.16  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.3.14    6 months ago

We don't need to do that on this side.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.17  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.16    6 months ago

you struggle to keep your head above water now...

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.18  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @1.3.13    6 months ago

I have no clue what he's talking about, and, I really don't give a shit...

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.3.19  TᵢG  replied to  devangelical @1.3.18    6 months ago

Yeah, and I do not know who 'they' is but apparently that will not be cleared up either.   Clarity makes one vulnerable to a rebuttal.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.20  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @1.3.19    6 months ago

shortbus is the only maga moron barely qualified to push a lawnmower that I can recently recall, and only because he reregs so often.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    6 months ago

And there goes one of the last liberals who isn't a burn it all down progressive.   

 
 
 
evilone
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2.1  evilone  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    6 months ago

There are still plenty of moderate liberals they just aren't getting sound bites. Same with conservatives. It's the populist wings that generate online clicks and get people riled up.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    6 months ago

Good . get his corrupt ass out of congress. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    6 months ago

What corruption are you alleging, and why hasn't the vaunted Biden JD gone after him?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    6 months ago

The same DOJ that for the first time prosecuted two individuals for refusing to honor a House Subpoena. The shoe is on the other foot now. The Bidens are being subpoenaed and it looks like they are about to ignore the subpoenas.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    6 months ago
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Texan1211
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3.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    6 months ago

What??

No convictions?

Biden JD slacking again?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1.4  Right Down the Center  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    6 months ago
What corruption are you alleging,

Not voting lockstep and having your own mind is serious corruption for some on the left.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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3.2  MonsterMash  replied to  JohnRussell @3    6 months ago
Good . get his corrupt ass out of congress. 

Do you feel the same way towards Bob Menendez?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MonsterMash @3.2    6 months ago

Of course. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4  Right Down the Center    6 months ago

Manchin/Haley

 
 

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