Democrats: Manchin Presidential Run Would Hurt Biden

Fellow Democrats are warning Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that a third-party run for president would hurt President Joe Biden’s reelection chances and could result in former President Donald Trump returning to the White House.

Manchin, a moderate in a party becoming more and more progressive under Biden, has flirted with a presidential campaign as an independent. He recently announced he will not seek another term in the U.S. Senate from his native red state.

“I think it would be very, very unfortunate if Joe Manchin decided to do that,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said of a possible Manchin third-party candidacy, The Hill reported. 

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