FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 9, 2023
Contact: Kyle Saunders
Charleston, WV — West Virginia Republican Party (WVGOP) Chairwoman Elgine McArdle released the following statement on Thursday, following the announcement that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will not seek re-election to the United States Senate in 2024.
“The highest priority of the West Virginia Republican Party this election cycle is to do its part in delivering a Republican majority to the United States Senate, and in just under one year from now, we will do just that. The retirement of incumbent Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is an important development in ensuring that outcome, and the West Virginia Republican Party will not take its eye off the ball. Our end goal isn’t just to retire Joe Manchin — but to send a Republican to the United States Senate, retire Chuck Schumer, and provide our voters with a conservative fighter in Washington, D.C. 2024 will be an exciting year, as Republicans are poised to sweep the state, and the West Virginia Republican Party looks forward to delivering real results for the State of West Virginia and the United States of America.”
West Virginia Republican Party Co-Chairman Tony Hodge added the following comments.
“When Chairwoman McArdle and I decided to run for the WVGOP leadership positions, we had three main objectives in mind: Bring an atmosphere of professionalism to the WVGOP, operate a much-needed balanced budget, and retire Joe Manchin from the United States Senate. In less than a year and a half in office, under the steady, focused leadership of our Chairwoman and with the tireless work of our WVGOP supporters, staff, and volunteers, we have accomplished exactly what we said we would. These three main objectives have been signed, sealed, and delivered. There remains a great deal of important work ahead, but the WVGOP has never been better positioned to continue advancing common sense conservatism in the United States Senate and all across the great State of West Virginia.”