Joe Manchin from West Virginia Seeks Second Full Term in Senate


Joe (Joseph) Manchin is the senior most United States Senator belonging to West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. He is the most famous official elected from the Democratic Party. While there are speculations that Manchin will be running to become the governor in the year 2016, it looks like he is seeking forward to get the second full term in the Senate in the year 2018. Manchin succeeded the Senator Robert Byrd, who served for a long time in the year 2010 with the sole idea of serving as the government. Notably, he was the governor in the time period between 2005 and 2010.

Manchin got elected as the Senator by means of an exceptional election in order to succeed Byrd in 2010, and he received a full term in 2012. Basically, it happened as Robert Byrd passed away in 2010 and this made Manchin take up a very difficult political decision in his life. He claimed that serving as the Governor of West Virginia was the most fulfilling job in his life especially as he could serve the great people living in West Virginia. He considers the same as his honor and privilege.


Joe Manchin claimed that he had been aggravated by the partisanship and the polarization that exists in Washington. However, he claims that the recent events have encouraged him making him feel that there has to be a great sense of commitment and bipartisanship in working together for the welfare of the Americans. Manchin is one of the most conservative persons in the Senate’s Democratic Party. He has played a vital role in assembling coalitions between the Republicans and Democrats on certain issues. He worked along with Pennsylvania’s Republican Pat Toomey to expand the background checks of the potential gun purchasers, but the bill was unsuccessful. Being the former secretary of West Virginia, Joe Manchin is the only Democrat from the state in Congress.

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