Joe Manchin will not run for president

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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters.



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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin He announced Friday that he will not run for president in 2024.

“I will not seek a third-party run. I will not run for president,” the retiring Democratic senator said in a speech at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Manchin was on a national listening tour, as he jumped and weighed in as a A third-party presidential candidate, may be on a ticket without labels. Criticized President Joe Biden For being so generous but refusing to be part of any effort to help Donald Trump Back to the White House.

Manchin had previously set a deadline of this spring to make a decision, but instead he's pulling the plug to focus on a new group called Americans Together, which promotes moderate politics.

Manchin Announced in November That he won't seek a third full Senate term this fall is a blow to Democrats' chances of retaining their slim majority in the chamber.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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