Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, speaks at a Politics & Eggs event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in January.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat from West Virginia, announced on Friday that he will not run for president after months of flirting with a campaign that threatened to complicate the 2024 presidential race.

Manchin made the announcement during a speech at West Virginia University billed as “The Future of American Politics.”