The 2024 Race Is In Our Sights


The 2024 Race Is In Our Sights

The 2024 election year is shaping up to be a pivotal moment in American politics, spanning from the presidency to local state legislatures. On the presidential level, President Biden is seeking re-election against former President Trump, with national polls indicating a tight race as we approach Election Day on November 5, 2024.

As of now President Biden and former President Trump have agreed to two televised debates, one on June 27th and the second one on September 10th.

The House of Representatives and the Senate also contain high profile elections. Within the House, all 435 seats are up for grabs. While Republicans currently hold a slim majority, it’s uncertain if they will retain or expand their control. Notably, a wave of retirements from both parties is shaking up the field.

On the Senate side, with 34 seats in contention, Democrats face a tougher battle to maintain their majority, especially defending vulnerable seats in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

Additionally, open seats in Arizona and Michigan promise highly competitive races.

In addition, it is worth noting on the local level, across 44 states, 86 out of 99 state legislative chambers will hold elections, influencing state-level policy direction significantly.

As these races unfold, 2024 promises to be a year of significant shifts and critical decisions that will shape the future political landscape of the United States.

Below are some key 2024 election developments:

Competitive Senate Races:

  • Arizona: Congressman Ruben Gallego (D) will face former GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
  • Maryland: The retirement of Senator Cardin has led to a competitive race between former Governor Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic contenders Rep. David Trone and PG County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.
  • Michigan: Senator Debbie Stabenow’s retirement has sparked a primary battle with several candidates, including Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D) and former Rep. Mike Rogers (R).
  • Montana: Senator Jon Tester (D) is in a costly battle against Republican Tim Sheehy.
  • Ohio: Senator Sherrod Brown (D) contests GOP candidate Bernie Moreno in one of the nation’s most competitive races.
  • Pennsylvania: Senator Bob Casey (D) is up against Republican Dave McCormick.
House Retirements: Several key House members, such as Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), and Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), among others, have announced their retirements, impacting the composition of the next Congress.

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