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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says he’s intrigued by future senate run

By Joselyn King, The Intelligencer

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he may not be done with public office when his second term as governor concludes in 2024, and that a seat in the U.S. Senate just might pique his interest.

The next time one of West Virginia’s two Senate seats is up is 2024, when the seat of current U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be on the ballot. That coincides with Justice’s term as governor coming to an end.

While he would not commit 100% to a Senate run, Justice said it is something he’s considering. And if he runs against Manchin, it would mean a potential matchup of arguably the two strongest personalities in West Virginia.

“I don’t really know what I’m going to do right yet,” Justice told The Intelligencer. “Maybe you’ll see me … you know … sticking around and running for national office. But right now, I don’t know.” …

To read more: https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2022/09/governor-jim-justice-says-hes-intrigued-by-future-senate-run/

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