Sitting West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) is looking to take Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Senate seat in the coming 2024 election, potentially causing a significant shift in the balance of power in Congress. As it stands right now, Democrats hold a Senate majority, with 51 seats to the GOP’s 49. Pundits have forecast that Senator Manchin is one of the most vulnerable senators up for reelection this campaign cycle. On the Rundown, Governor Jim Justice discusses his campaign, talks about the future of fossil fuels in his state as the Biden administration pushes renewable energy, and explains why he believes he has the upper hand over his fellow Republican primary challenger, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV).
The Gilgo Beach serial killings had gone unsolved since 2010, when Long Island police uncovered the remains of 11 murder victims. Over a decade later, authorities believe they have caught the killer. 59-year-old Rex Heuermann was placed in custody last week and charged with the murder of three of the victims: Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello. So how did police finally find this serial killer suspect after all these years? Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney joins the podcast to discuss how nearly a hundred law enforcement officials worked together for years on this case, the miraculous DNA evidence found using Heuermann’s discarded pizza crust, and his hope that bringing the alleged suspect to justice will bring peace to the victims’ families.
Plus, commentary by former Congressman Jason Chaffetz, host of the Jason in the House podcast.