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‘Do you really want to take that on?’ Manchin freezes governor’s primary

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s senior senator continues to flirt with the concept of leaving Congress to run for governor, leaving a race frozen and onlookers scratching their heads.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won reelection and a six-year term in November. By January, he began teasing the notion of challenging incumbent Gov. Jim Justice in 2020. He elucidated those remarks this week in a radio interview with WV MetroNews.

“By this fall, with all of my family involved, I should be able to make a decision,” he said.

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