Manchin endorses pro-union Democratic mayor in bid to replace him

In a critical move for Democrats in West Virginia, outgoing Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has made his endorsement choice in the state’s Democratic primary.

Manchin endorsed Glenn Elliott, mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, in a video released by Elliott’s campaign on Monday.

In November of last year, Senator Joe Manchin made the rather surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election to the United States Senate in 2024. Within a few weeks, I had several friends and acquaintances across #WestVirginia reaching out to encourage me to enter…

— Glenn Elliott For Senate (@ElliottForWV) April 22, 2024

“Glenn has a proven track record of success as mayor of Wheeling,” Manchin said. 

“He’s helped to revitalize downtown, create jobs, and lower the crime rate. He’ll be a United States senator that all
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