Manchin Mulls Bid For ‘Best Job In The World’: Governor Of West Virginia

April 5, 2019 9:12 a.m.
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Just after winning a tough reelection bid in the midterms last fall, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is reconsidering the length of his stay in the Senate.

Manchin told Politico in a piece that published Friday he is mulling going back to his old gig that he held from 2005 to 2010, “the best job in the world,” as governor of West Virginia.

“I think about it every minute of every day. Now, thinking about it and doing it are two different things,” Manchin told Politico. “I’ll make a decision this fall sometime. I don’t think there’s any hurry at all.”

The current governor of Manchin’s home state, Gov. Jim Justice, will be in for a rough reelection bid if Manchin decides to run against him, especially because he ran as a Democrat, but flipped parties.

Manchin himself narrowly eked out a win in the midterms when he was challenged by the state’s Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

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