Joe Manchin to headline No Labels event amid third-party presidential speculation

By | July 12, 2023

The Messenger reports:

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will headline a town hall in New Hampshire next week hosted by No Labels, stoking speculation around the Democrat’s presidential ambitions and the group’s effort to mount a third-party bid in 2024.

According to a No Labels spokesperson, Manchin will be joined by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican, on Monday, July 17 as part of the group’s “Common Sense” town hall series.

The event — held in New Hampshire, an early presidential nominating state – will undoubtedly spur speculation for both the host and the headline speaker.

Manchin, who has yet to announce whether he will run for reelection to the Senate in 2024, has flirted with the idea of running for president. The West Virginia Democrat faces a difficult reelection, should he run. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced his campaign to unseat Manchin in a state that has become a Republican stronghold during the senator’s time in office. Manchin has said he will decide on his “political future” in December. [Continue reading…]

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