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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Manchin Says He Won’t Run for West Virginia Governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he’s staying put in the U.S. Senate and won’t run for governor. The 72-year-old Manchin announced his decision on Tuesday after months of reflection. It means Manchin will steer clear of a potential showdown with incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who already has announced he’s… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Manchin Preparing to Announce Decision About Governor’s Race

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is preparing to announce whether he’ll run for governor in next fall’s election. His spokesman says Manchin is expected to announce his decision sometime Tuesday. Manchin’s entry into the gubernatorial race would likely set up a showdown with Republican Gov. Jim Justice, a former Democrat who… Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. responds to questions

Do I Stay or Do I Go? For Joe Manchin, a Big Decision Awaits

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Joe Manchin is once again at a career crossroads that says as much about the West Virginia politician as it does the state of American politics. The Democrat says he’ll decide right after Labor Day whether to stick with being in the U.S. Senate, where he was just reelected for a six-year term,… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

After Flash Floods, W.Va. Lawmakers Want Federal Emergency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is asking the president to authorize federal disaster relief funds after flash flooding damaged the state’s eastern highlands late last month. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito joined U.S. Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller in a joint statement Wednesday asking for the… Read More

Manchin Only Democratic Senator Not to Endorse LGBT Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More