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WV: Mooney announces for Senate, revving up race to take on Manchin


Mooney announces for Senate, revving up race to take on Manchin
 By Brad McElhinny
November 15, 2022 - 10:09 am
--- Quote ---One week after the most recent election, Congressman Alex Mooney announced a long-anticipated 2024 run for U.S. Senate today on MetroNews “Talkline.”

“It’s been talked about a lot, but I’m going to announce. I’m announcing it right now that I’m running for the U.S. Senate,” said Mooney, a Republican. “I’m all in.”

That means the race is already shaping up for a 2024 challenge to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who has been in office since 2010.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Manchin in 2018, has also signaled an interest in running for Senate again. And Gov. Jim Justice, who is term limited past 2024, has also mused about a continued role in “national office.” ...
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Free Vulcan:

Thoughts?. I know the name and that's about it.

When Mooney first ran for Congress, I was not terribly impressed, but it wasn't my district. We've since been redistricted, and Mooney defeated the incumbent (McKinley) in the Republican primary. Therefore, Mooney is now my congressman. He's somewhat a carpetbagger, not a lifelong West Virginian like Manchin, which you can bet the Democrats will exploit. I think he's probably more moderate than I'd like, too.


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