Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has announced on social media that he will not seek reelection in 2024, stating that he believes he has accomplished his goals for the state. The Democratic Caucus, currently holding a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, faces challenges in maintaining control with Manchin’s exit from the race, particularly in a predominantly Republican state. Manchin expressed his intention to remain active in politics, travel the country, and explore the possibility of creating a movement to unite the middle. Known for his moderate stance, Manchin has been a critic of President Joe Biden on certain issues, emphasizing the need to address the growing political divide in Congress. His decision not to run raises questions about the Democratic Party’s strategy in the 2024 Senate race.
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