IN-DEPTH: Republicans Close In on Pivotal West Virginia Senate Seat Held by Manchin

Striving to reverse the Democrats’ 51-49 advantage in the Senate, Republicans are focusing their attention in 2024 on West Virginia.
Across the country, eyes will be cast on this mostly rural state where natural gas and coal still reign as prominent industries. The Senate race there is one of the few in 2024 considered a toss-up by The Cook Political Report. Inside Elections rates it as a “battleground,” and Sabato’s Crystal Ball says it “leans Republican.”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is up for reelection. He is the only Democrat who holds statewide office in a state that has shifted from blue to robust red….

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