West Virginia primary election sets stage for post-Manchin future

West Virginia primary election sets stage for post-Manchin future


In ruby-red West Virginia, the primary election on Tuesday is expected to be where most of the action will take place this cycle, with critical races for governor and Congress hanging in the balance. 

A new wave of leadership is expected in the Mountain State, with open races for governor, Senate, and House set to generate a revolving door of familiar faces in West Virginia politics. Former President Donald Trump carried the state with nearly 69% of the vote in 2020, and after this election cycle, it’s likely West Virginia will be left with no Democrats in either chamber of Congress for the first time since 1921.  

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) asks a question during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine

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