Path emerges for Democrats to keep the Senate

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Some time ago, Palmer Report told you that despite what the punditry was saying from 2023 on, Democrats were not doomed to lose the Senate in 2024. Of course, we aren’t going to sugarcoat a very obvious truth either: The 2024 election is going to be fairly rough for Democrats, and it’s a much more difficult map than the one in 2022 that allowed us to grab up an extra seat. With Joe Manchin’s retirement, West Virginia is no longer really in play, and we have virtually no room for error if we want to have a 50-50 Senate come January 2025.

The good news, however, is that a path is starting to emerge through which we can keep the Senate. Despite Ohio becoming a fairly red state, Sherrod Brown remains popular, and polling has shown him ahead of just about all of his Republican challengers. On Tuesday, the most extreme candidate the GOP could nominate to run against Brown got nominated – Bernie Moreno – who has called for a total abortion ban and against LGBTQ rights.

At the same time, a ballot initiative was greenlit in Montana concerning abortion rights, which would give a competitive edge to Sen. Jon Tester, an underdog who has regularly won re-election in tough races. The 2024 fight won’t be easy, but it’s clear that if we put in the work and support both Jon Tester and Sherrod Brown in their respective re-election bids, we can have a Democratic trifecta once again on Nov 5.

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