Publicly attacking Gov. Jim Justice (R) for delegating too much responsibility to his staff, Sen. Joe Manchin (D) is reportedly considering launching a 2020 challenge against the incumbent, who has announced that he will seek a second term as the state’s chief executive. Gov. Justice was first elected in 2016 as a Democrat but switched parties in the summer of 2017.
Sen. Manchin served six years as Governor, leaving in the middle of his second term when he won a special election to succeed the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D). According to the MetroNews radio network, Sen. Manchin is not ruling out another run for Governor. He was re-elected to a second full Senatorial term in November with a 49-46% victory over Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R).
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