Gearing up for 2024, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is targeting conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin before he’s even said he’ll run for re-election.
In a new ad titled “Maserati Manchin,” the Senate GOP’s campaign arm highlighted Manchin’s luxury vehicle, his $700,000 houseboat and DailyMail.com’s reporting that he spent over $1 million in campaign funds on fine dining.
The 75-year-old moderate is likely the only one from his party who can hold the West Virginia Senate seat, and the ad is intended to discourage him from running.
“Life is very good for Democrat Joe Manchin,” the ad reads, “while West Virginians are stuck with higher prices, lower paychecks, and open borders.”
Joe Manchin is likely the only member of his party who can hold the West Virginia Senate seat, and the ad appears designed to dissuade him from running
“Joe Manchin, Joe Biden, live it up,” the ad reads, along with a shot of champagne glasses clinking.
Manchin bought the houseboat he is docking in Washington, DC in 2014 for $220,000. It is said to be worth around $700,000. He also drives a Maserati Levante, an $80,000 SUV.
In an accompanying mailer last week in Manchin, the NRSC advocated attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Instead of working in West Virginia, Joe Manchin hangs out in Switzerland,” they say.
Manchin has remained coy about his plans for 2024, even leaving the door open to a possible candidacy for the presidency on Sunday.
Asked by DailyMail.com on Tuesday when the public could learn more about his plans for 2024, Manchin dryly replied, “Probably 2024.”
Manchin drives a Maserati Levante, an $80,000 SUV
However, he ruled out running for governor, a seat he held from 2005 to 2010.
“So everything on the table,” Todd said. “There’s basically only one other thing, the presidency. Would you do that outside of the Democratic Party if you did?’
“The only thing I can tell you is what I will do, whatever I can, when making my decision, which I think is the best thing I can do to support and represent the people of West Virginia, but also this one.” to remain true to the country and to the country’s constitution,” Manchin replied. “I will do everything I can to ensure I make my decision based on what I believe is the best I can do to support it and what is best for my country and my state.”
Meanwhile, contentious races are beginning to heat up in the race for Senate control in 2024, which currently favors Democrats 51-49.
Manchin bought the houseboat he is docking in Washington, DC for $220,000. It is said to be worth around $700,000
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In the swing state of Virginia, Democrats breathed a sigh of relief when Sen. Tim Kaine announced he would be running for re-election after “grappling” with the idea. In Michigan, Senator Debbie Stabenow dealt a blow to Democrats by announcing her resignation at the end of her term.
Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin are all swing states with Democratic incumbents facing an uphill battle if they choose to run for re-election.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11671045/Republicans-declare-war-Maserati-Manchin-spent-week-Davos.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Republicans declare war on ‘Maserati Manchin’ after he spends a week in Davos