Manchin Won’t Rule Out Primary Challenge To Biden

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, after President Joe Biden signed the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) refused to rule out a bid for the White House in 2024 on Wednesday, in which he would launch a challenge against President Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries.
  • The senator told Fox Business host Larry Kudlow that he had not closed the door on a presidential run in 2024, after Kudlow asked if the senator would run for the Democratic nomination as a “moderate, old-line, pro-growth, well-balanced Democrat.”
  • “I’m very much concerned about the direction of our country. I will make a decision later on where I can help the country the best I possibly can — and my state. I’m looking for moderate middle,” Manchin replied.