Membership for Progress Motion Monday hinted at its plans to get entangled within the 2024 Senate races on the outset of a difficult cycle for Democrats, who need to defend 23 seats (together with a number of battleground states), whereas the GOP should defend simply 10 seats.
The conservative group hinted it should possible wade into the Montana Senate race, backing GOP Congressman Rep. Matt Rosendale if he chooses to run, and the West Virginia Senate race, the place the GOP winner might face Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin if he decides to pursue a re-election bid, Membership President David McIntosh instructed a small group of reporters Monday night time.
“We see these as actually robust alternatives to flip from Democrat to Republican,” McIntosh stated.
In West Virginia, McIntosh identify checked two Republicans, Lawyer Common Patrick Morrissey and Rep. Alex Mooney, as doable candidates. Mooney has already introduced his bid and Morrissey might run once more after he fell brief towards Manchin because the get together’s 2018 nominee.
Of Rosendale, one other unsuccessful 2018 nominee who might run once more (towards Democratic Sen. Jon Tester), McIntosh stated, “we all know his file. We like what he did when it comes to the Speaker’s choice course of.”
McIntosh added that The Membership can be watching what occurs in Michigan, the place the GOP discipline continues to be taking form after long-time Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow introduced her retirement. McIntosh, nonetheless, acknowledged that the state is “exhausting for Republicans, however we’ll have a look and see who’s operating there.”
In Arizona, the place now-Unbiased Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has but to share her 2024 plans, McIntosh made clear that there’s one GOP candidate the group is not going to assist — 2022 gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, who continues to forged doubt on the 2022 and 2020 elections regardless of her loss.
“If Kari Lake have been the candidate, we’d in all probability keep out of the race,” he stated. “She doesn’t want us. She’s not likely, so far as I can inform, an financial conservative.”
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