GOP Challenger Announces Run For Sen. Joe Manchin’s Seat In 2024

Rep. Alex Mooney announced on Tuesday that he intends to challenge Machin, becoming the first Republican candidate to join the race.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) arrives for a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Capitol Hill on September 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. Earlier this week, Manchin announced that he would move forward on government funding legislation without his signature energy permitting reforms included. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I’m announcing right now that I am officially running for the United States Senate for the seat that’s open in two years that Joe Manchin currently is in, and I’m all in,” Mooney told Metro News “TalkLine.”
  • Mooney was reelected to a fifth House term with 66% of the vote last week.
  • Manchin has not yet revealed whether he will seek reelection. He has often served as the lone Democrat to oppose the left’s radical legislation.

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