UNI88 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:13 pm
Progressive PAC kick-starts search for challengers to Manchin, Sinema
New group plans to target Senate Democratic incumbents.
Can a progressive candidate win a senate seat in West Virginia in 2024?
The co-founders of No Excuses PAC — Saikat Chakrabarti, Corbin Trent and Zack Exley — are starting a search for candidates to challenge incumbent Democrats they say are standing in the way of ambitious action to end the coronavirus pandemic and revive the economy.
Is this the catalyst that gets Manchin to switch parties?
Will they target Spanberger in 2022?
You mean a liberal? Not a snowballs chance in hell a liberal could win statewide office in WV
POTUS elections the last donk to win WV was Clinton in 96' (and Clinton of the 90s was right of the democrats of the 2020s). Since then WV has gone from blue/purple to DEEP RED, one of the 2 reddest in the country with WY. Trump won WV 69-30, 2nd only to WY 70-27. The below was written on 11/6, with the assumption that the conks would hold at least 1 of the GA senate seats. But that wrong prediction doesn't change the below.
https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrisse ... -majority/
Consider these harbingers of doom for Manchin:
*He will have to run for re-election in 2024 — a presidential cycle that will have heavy Republican turnout in West Virginia. He only beat Morrisey by three points (and only with a plurality) in a Democratic wave election in 2018.
*Shelly Moore Capito just won her Senate re-election contest 70/27 in West Virginia … and she won every single county. Handily.
*Republicans won all three WV House seats. And the closest race of the three took place in WV-02, which Alex Mooney won with 63.1% of the vote.
Manchin voted to convict Trump in 2019 after the 1st impeachment, a couple months after the 2018 election, which he barely won, and which he wouldn't have if the impeachment vote had been prior to the election. He's spoken out against having an impeachment trial in the Senate, but looks like he'll vote to convict again, which will be another nail in his reelection coffin. For Manchin in 2024 its either retire, or switch parties. He's 73, will be 76 by the time of the 2024 election. My guess is he retires.