While Democrats were able to defy expectations and net a seat in the Senate during the 2022 midterms, they will have a tougher path in the 2024 election.
There are only two at-risk states where Democrats would have a pickup opportunity in 2024, Florida and Texas.
Even so, Florida has continued to trend red as every statewide Republican won a double-digit victory in 2022.
Meanwhile, Democrats will have to defend their seats in multiple purple and red states, including Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Montana, and Pennsylvania.
To make matters worse, Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has not committed to running for re-election, saying that he will make a decision when the 2024 elections draw closer.
Additionally, Senator Krysten Sinema (Ind-Az.) has left the Democratic Party, though she will likely still caucus with them and has said she will take her committee assignments through Democrats.
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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said he has not decided on whether or not he’ll run for reelection in Montana during the 2024 election.
“If I decide to run in this thing, and it’ll be a discussion that I have with my family over the holidays because it is a big undertaking, I feel good about my chances,” Tester, 66, told NBC News on Sunday.
Some analysts said Tester, whose state voted heavily in favor of former President Donald Trump in 2020, is among the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate during the upcoming election cycle. Currently, Democrats have a majority in the Senate, although the party’s prospects have been complicated after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) announced she would become an Independent but will hold committee assignments through the Democratic caucus.
“People are going to come after me,” Tester told the outlet. “They’ve come after me in the past, but that’s politics. And we’ll get through it and then hopefully be successful come November of 2024.”