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Tue Jan 31, 2023, 10:11 PM

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to decide on race for Joe Manchin's Senate seat by end of February

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Source: CBS News

West Virginia's Republican governor, Jim Justice, told CBS News he will decide by the end of February whether he will run for the Senate held by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in 2024, a decision that could upend the race and the balance of power in the Senate.

Justice's openness to running raises the prospect of a blockbuster head-to-head battle between the state's two foremost political leaders: Justice and Manchin, the state's longtime senator who also previously served as governor.

Justice, who switched parties to become a Republican just months into his first term as governor in 2017, said he is confident in his chances of ousting Manchin.

"I know the people of West Virginia. I know really and truly that they've been left in the dust and they really believe in me and trust me."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jim-justice-2024-senate-decision-february-joe-manchin-west-virginia/



All the moving to the right in the world isn't going to be much help if Justice decides to do it...

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Reply West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to decide on race for Joe Manchin's Senate seat by end of February (Original post)
Polybius Jan 31 OP
Marthe48 Jan 31 #1
SouthernDem4ever Jan 31 #2
rpannier Feb 1 #3
madville Feb 1 #7
madville Feb 1 #6
rpannier Feb 1 #4
SunImp Feb 1 #5
Omaha Steve Feb 1 #8

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 10:30 PM

1. Wonder if jim justice will pay his taxes

before he runs against manchin

Glad I don't have to vote in WV. crappy and crappier.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 11:41 PM

2. upend the balance of power in the Senate?

Is this the only dem seat up for re-election in 2024?

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 02:49 AM

3. Tester in MT will be iffy

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Response to rpannier (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 03:24 AM

7. Ohio also

Itís shifted right quite a bit since 2018

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 03:22 AM

6. 23 of the 34 races are currently Democrats

3 are in states Trump won by significant margins in 2020, 5 more could be toss-ups, 15 are safe.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 02:50 AM

4. If Justice does run, will Manchin run for gov or just call it quits?

I don't think he'll run for re-election

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 03:10 AM

5. Manchin said that he has done that already

He hinted that he would possibly run for the Presidency, but I think he is going to retire and use what influences he has left to get what he wants behind the scenes.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:00 AM

8. After a review by forum hosts, locking........

Once he decides this might be LBN. Depends on the story at the time. This can be posted in GD.

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