Manchin says he won’t run for president

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has announced that he will not run for president.

“I’m not seeking third-party candidacy,” he said. Said On Friday, he said he would not be involved in the presidential election and would not be a “spoiler.”

When asked Thursday who he would choose as his running mate, Manchin said: mentioned Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and former Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

Mr. Manchin is waiter He has served in the U.S. Senate for more than a decade, but announced last year that he would not seek re-election in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump has all but wiped out his field of challengers in the Republican presidential primary, with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley remaining in the race, but Trump is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. seems to be on track to easily acquire the

Incumbent President Joe Biden faces a challenge from Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips in the Democratic primary, but the president appears to be on track to win the party’s nomination in 2024.

“The decline in physical and communication skills that I have witnessed over the past several years is the same as what most Americans are currently aware of,” Phillips said in the paper. Tweet He mentioned Biden earlier this month. “Sad and alarming, but not unusual for an 81-year-old man. However, I would like to clarify that I did not see any signs of senility or significant cognitive impairment.”

“We have known for a long time that President Biden cannot and should not serve a second term. Furthermore, the data consistently shows that if President Biden were to serve a second term, he would almost certainly lose. Not just against Republicans, but against Donald J. Trump,” Phillips declared in another document. post.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ran for president as a Democrat last year, but later switched to running as an independent candidate.

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