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I just can’t take anyone seriously who’s talking about the 2024 election – which is two full years away – when we’re five weeks from the 2022 midterms. 2024 doesn’t even exist yet. No one knows how popular Joe Biden will be by then, or if he’ll seek reelection. No one knows who will rise or fall on the Republican side if Trump is in prison by then. Prognosticating about 2024 is just an empty excuse to focus on an election cycle that doesn’t exist yet, with no need to get any of it right, and no need to put in any work.

If 2024 is giving you nightmares, the best way to fix that is to put in the work and win the midterms. The Democrats will be in a much better position to win the 2024 election if they’re able to spend the next two years continuing to deliver progress and passing voting rights legislation – and that first requires winning a majority in the House and Senate in 2022.

Chatter about 2024 is for people who want to be able to run their mouths about an election that doesn’t exist, so they can make up anything they want, and lazily ignore the work that needs to be put in right now in the 2022 election cycle. It’s time for us to set 2024 aside and spend these final five weeks putting in the work on the midterms. Here’s where to get started:

Toss-up races (Democratic challenger)

Yadira Caraveo CO-08 (Colorado): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Eric Sorensen IL-17 (Illinois): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Wiley Nickel NC-13 (North Carolina): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Jevin Hodge AZ-01 (Arizona): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Seth Magaziner (Rhode Island): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Josh Riley NY-19 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Jamie McLeod-Skinner OR-05 (Oregon): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Francis Conole NY-22 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Christy Smith CA-27 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Rudy Salas CA-22 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Annette Taddeo FL-27 (Florida): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Chris Deluzio PA-17 (Pennsylvania): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Emilia Sykes OH-13 (Ohio): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Tony Vargas NE-02 (Nebraska): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Gabe Vasquez, NM-02 (New Mexico): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Greg Landsman OH-1 (Ohio): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Adam Gray CA-13 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

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Toss-up races (Democratic incumbent)

Dina Titus NV-01 (Nevada): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Susie Lee NV-03 (Nevada): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Steven Horsford NV-04 (Nevada): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Elaine Luria VA-02 (Virginia): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Mary Peltola (Alaska): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Dan Kildee MI-08 (Michigan): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Matt Cartwright PA-08 (Pennsylvania): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Jared Golden ME-02 (Maine): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Frank Mrvan IN-01 (Indiana): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Kim Schrier WA-08 (Washington): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Sharice Davids KS-03 (Kansas): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Elissa Slotkin MI-07 (Michigan): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Chris Pappas NH-01 (New Hampshire): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Tom Malinowski NJ-07 (New Jersey): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Angie Craig MN-02 (Minnesota): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

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Lean-R races

Tom O’Halleran AZ-02 (Arizona): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Kirsten Engel AZ-06 (Arizona): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Bridget Fleming NY-01 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Michelle Vallejo TX-15 (Texas): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Cindy Axne IA-03 (Iowa): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Will Rollins CA-41 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Jay Chen CA-45 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Brad Pfaff WI-03 (Wisconsin): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Susan Wild PA-07 (Pennsylvania): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez WA-03 (Washington): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

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Lean-D races

Marcy Kaptur OH-09 (Ohio): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Andrea Salinas OR-06 (Oregon): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Nikki Budzinski IL-13 (Illinois): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Katie Porter CA-47 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Josh Harder CA-09 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Sean Casten IL-06 (Illinois): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Pat Ryan NY-18 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Annie Kuster NH-02 (New Hampshire): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Sean Patrick Maloney NY-17 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Abigail Spanberger VA-07 (Virginia): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Robert Zimmerman NY-03 (New York): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Jahana Hayes CT-05 (Connecticut): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Don Davis NC-01 (North Carolina): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Mike Levin CA-49 (California): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

Hillary Scholten MI-03 (Michigan): Campaign websiteDonateVolunteerFollow on Twitter

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About this list: The “volunteer” links are the volunteer page provided by the candidate’s official website. The “donate” links lead directly to the ActBlue donation page that the candidate has designated on his or her official website, meaning the money goes directly to the candidate. The Toss-up, Lean-R, and Lean-D rankings primarily come from Cook Political Report, which has had a strong track record with such predictions. The order of the candidates is random with each category, and is changed each time the list is republished, in an attempt at promoting them evenly. Broken or incorrect links? Email us.

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