Democrats are facing one nightmare scenario for the 2024 election.
This decision could make or break the Party’s chances.
Now Chuck Schumer is sweating bullets after a top Democrat revealed one truth about 2024.
Democrats ended up with 51 seats in the Senate after an unexpectedly good performance during the Midterm election.
Flipping control of the Pennsylvania Senate seat gave Democrats some breathing room going into the next session of Congress.
Democrats face an uphill battle to keep control of the Senate after the 2024 elections.
The Senate map for Democrats in 2024 is brutal with three vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in the deep red states of West Virginia, Ohio, and Montana.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) needs all three incumbent Democrat Senators to run for re-election to have any hope of holding the seats.
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) survived two close races in 2012 and 2018 – two years that were good for Democrats.
Montana is increasingly becoming a deep red state after former President Donald Trump carried it by 16 points in the 2020 election.
Senator Tester is Montana’s last Democrat in a statewide office, and is likely the only Democrat who could hold the seat in 2024.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Tester said his political future is up in the air.
“If I decide to run in this thing, and it’ll be a discussion that I have with my family over the holidays because it is a big undertaking, I feel good about my chances,” Tester said.
Senator Tester retiring would be a massive blow to Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate after the 2024 election.
A retirement would leave Democrats scrambling to find a candidate to run in a state that is poised to vote overwhelmingly for the GOP Presidential candidate that year.
While Tester is confident about his chances, Republican strategists think he’s in deep trouble if he pulls the trigger on another run.
“If the last two election cycles are any indication, running as a Democrat in 2024 statewide in Montana is a bleak endeavor,” Montana native and Republican strategist AshLee Strong said. “Republicans now hold all constitutional offices, have a supermajority in the state legislature, and hold three of the four federal offices. Retiring would allow Sen. Tester to leave on his own terms.”
In 2024, incumbent Democrat Senators will be up for re-election in seven states that Donald Trump won in either 2016 or 2020.
Montana Republican Party Chairman Don Kaltschmidt told Fox News that Tester’s interview “sounds like Sen. Tester is trying to decide whether to retire or lose.”
Whatever decision that Jon Tester makes, the Senate race in Montana will be one of the most hotly contested in the 2024 election.
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