Manchin on 2024 plans: ‘Everything’s on the table’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is weighing his options ahead of 2024, leaving open the possibility of a presidential bid.  The moderate Democratic senator told NBC’s

“Meet the Press” that while he has no plans to run for West Virginia governor – a job he already held from 2005 until 2010 – “everything’s on the table” when it comes to his next

political move. “I haven’t made a decision what I’m going to do in 2024,” Manchin said. “I’ve got two years ahead of me now to do the best I can for the state and for my

country.” “The only thing I can tell you is what I will do is whatever I can, when I make my decision, what I think is the best that I can support and represent the

people of West Virginia, but also be true to this country and the Constitution of this country,” he added. Democrats are staring down a difficult Senate map in 2024, and

they’re eager for Manchin to commit to a reelection bid. West Virginia is among the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans are eyeing Manchin’s seat as a top

pickup opportunity. Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) has already launched a challenge to Manchin, and other high-profile West Virginia Republicans have expressed interest in

the seat, including Gov. Jim Justice and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The possibility of a presidential run by Manchin would add an interesting new dynamic

to the 2024 White House race. President Biden appears poised to seek a second term in office next year, and is expected to make an announcement on his plans in the coming

weeks.