(RepublicanDaily.org) – Political analysts expect that there are 10 U.S. Senate seats likely to flip in 2024, CNN reported. In the chamber, the GOP reportedly requires one or two seats to flip the Senate to a Republican majority. However, the Democrats are reportedly defending the harder-to-obtain seats. Still, the top three seats are reportedly in states that former president Donald Trump dominated in previous elections. Among the states that are expected to flip are West Virginia, Montana, Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida.
Of the 10 seats, there are eight which have been anticipated since earlier this year as “most likely” to flip, The Hill wrote. These most likely states included Arizona, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The direction of the Senate’s political future has been highly anticipated by political analysts since the House of Representatives flipped to a Republican majority post November’s elections. In November, the Republicans took a narrow majority, even while Democrats “stunned” in battleground states, Politico reported.
The candidates for the 2024 Senate election have been highly anticipated as well. While some Senate seats will potentially flip as they are challenged, others will stay unchallenged.
For example, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was anticipated as a possible candidate for the Senate, however, she has stated that she has no intentions to run for a Senate seat in 2024, The Guardian reported. As Ocasio-Cortez made this decision, it paved the way for the current Congresswoman New York Senator Karen Gillibrand to run for re-election unopposed. However, Democrat Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland has announced he will not be running for re-election in 2024, which will open up the Senate seat in Maryland, Patch reported.
As Senate seats open from retirement, challengers likewise emerge. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced recently that he would also jump into the 2024 Senate race, challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, Deseret News reported. Political analysts have stated West Virginia could be the “key” to Republicans’ “bid” for control of the Senate chamber.
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