WV’s 2024 Field To Oust Manchin Is Getting Crowded

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

  • U.S. Rep. Alex K. Mooney already has announced plans to challenge West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin in 2024, and more politicians are lining up for a crack at Manchin.
  • West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey plans to be on the 2024 ballot, but hasn’t declared for a specific seat.
  • Mooney said he knows of several Republicans who want to challenge Manchin, and said he anticipates Manchin will face a Democratic primary challenge.
  • “I do think it’s important to let folks know I’m running right away as they make their decisions for what they want to do,” Mooney said. “I’ve heard at least five other names on the Republican side. The Democrats will have to choose. I mean, Joe Manchin will have to win his primary if he runs in 2024 also.”

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