‘Washington Sucks’: After Winning Senate Race, Manchin Considering Return to West Virginia
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) said many times during his successful reelection campaign last year that “Washington sucks.” He is reportedly considering a bid to return to the governor’s mansion.
Manchin was first elected governor of West Virginia in 2004. He won reelection in 2008, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after the death of former Sen. Robert Byrd, and won his third Senate election in November.
Now he is considering a jump back to the top state office, according to West Virginia political commentator Hoppy Kercheval, who says life in the Senate is driving Manchin “crazy.”