Senator Joe Manchin Gives Update on Wife's Condition After Car Accident in Alabama

Joe Manchin's wife, Gayle, is in "stable condition" after a car crash in Alabama. It happened on Monday. She was with her colleague, Guy Land, heading to a hotel in Birmingham for an event.

The accident occurred en route from the airport. Gayle and Guy were admitted to UAB Hospital. They're getting top-notch care. Gayle will stay for a few days, just to be safe.

Manchin expressed gratitude to the first responders. They were quick to help.

Gayle is a big deal in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). She's the federal co-chair. The ARC? It's all about economic development in Appalachia, spanning 423 counties.

Guy Land? He's the ARC's link to Congress.

Their car was hit by another vehicle while driving from the airport.

Meanwhile, Joe Manchin is stirring the political pot. After Super Tuesday, he hinted at a possible third-party presidential run. "Super Tuesday confirms a lot," he said. "People want options, and we're considering that."

Manchin decided not to seek Senate re-election last year. This sparked rumors about a 2024 presidential bid. He's already launched "Americans Together." It's a campaign uniting moderate voters, steering clear of political extremes.