Senate Democrats will need to keep incumbents Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio in their seats in 2024 to keep a majority in the upper chamber, Politico reported Monday.
With West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin retiring, the party is looking to retain the only two incumbents on the 2024 ballots, hoping the red states they represent will fall their way, so they keep a narrow 52-48 majority.
“Ohio and Montana are states where every elected statewide official is a Republican. Except for the two Democratic senators. Those are clearly the races they will have the toughest time defending,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told Politico. “There’s a reason why, in Montana, Tester’s already up full-blown on TV.”
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