Washington, D.C.’s attention is already turning towards the next election cycle.
And there is bad news on the way for the Left.
Democrats just let Joe Biden know they are facing a 2024 bloodbath in one brutal way.
In the 2022 Midterms, Democrats stunned Republicans and pundits by gaining one Senate seat.
Republicans now need to win two seats in 2024 to reclaim the majority.
That means whoever Chairs the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee has one of the most important jobs in the Party.
Senators usually jump at the chance to Chair campaign committees because it raises their profile with the Party’s big donors.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the next election.
No Democrat wants to Chair the Senate Campaign Committee in 2024.
The Huffington Post reports:
The search has become a struggle for reasons both obvious and obscure. The DSCC chair could have to navigate divisive and ideological intraparty fights in both Arizona and California. The growth in online fundraising has made the connections to big donors that come with the job less valuable than in the past. More than half of the party’s senators are up for reelection or are members of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) ever-expanding leadership team…
…No one doubts a senator will eventually take the job, and it’s not unprecedented for the gig to go unfilled for weeks or months after an election. The last time this class of senators was up for reelection in 2018, Democrats eventually turned to then-freshman Sen. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) to lead the organization. While Peters was floated for the job in the days after the 2020 elections, he did not officially take the job until January.
This is an ominous sign for Democrat prospects in 2024 since the Party is defending 23 seats compared to just 10 for Republicans.
Democrat Senators are running for re-election in West Virginia, Montana, and Ohio – three states the GOP Presidential nominee figures to win handily – thus creating an uphill fight for those incumbents.
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is up for re-election in 2024 and has already changed her Party registration to Independent, meaning in a three-way race a Republican likely enters with the advantage.
And finally, Democrat Senators in the perennial swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are up for re-election.
By contrast, the “best” pickup opportunity for the Democrats is an extreme longshot campaign to oust Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Given this daunting map, whoever Chairs the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee is likely to take the blame for losing the Senate, which explains why no one wants the job.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.