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Justice to decide on senate race this month

February 6th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia's Republican governor, Jim Justice, told CBS News this week he will decide by the end of February whether he will run for the Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in 2024, a decision that could upend the race and the balance of power in the Senate.  Justice's openness to running raises the prospect of a blockbuster head-to-head battle between the state's two foremost political leaders:  Justice and Manchin, the state's longtime senator who also previously served as governor. Justice, who switched parties to become a Republican just months into his first term as governor in 2017, said he is confident in his chances of ousting Manchin…