The Democratic senator from a key state refuses to commit to running again.
Published on 14.12.2022
If the Democrats managed to defy expectations and secure a Senate seat in the 2022 midterm elections, their path will be more difficult in the 2024 election.
There are only two at-risk states where Democrats would have a chance of winning in 2024, Florida and Texas.
Despite this, Florida continued to trend red as every Republican in the state won a double-digit victory in 2022.
Meanwhile, Democrats will have to defend their seats in many purple and red states, including Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Montana and Pennsylvania.
To make matters worse, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has not committed to running, saying he will make a decision as the 2024 election nears.
Separately, Sen. Krysten Sinema (Ind-Az.) has quit the Democratic Party, though she will likely continue to smooch with them and said she would take her committee assignments through the Democrats.
The Epoch Times reports : Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont) said he has not decided whether or not he will run in Montana in the 2024 election.
“If I decide to show up for this thing, and it will be a discussion that I will have with my family during the holidays because it is a big company, I feel good about my chances,” said Tester, 66. , to NBC News on Sunday.
Some analysts say Mr. Tester, whose state voted overwhelmingly for former President Donald Trump in 2020, is among the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate in the next election cycle. Currently, Democrats have a majority in the Senate, although the party’s prospects have been complicated after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz) announced that she would become an independent but take on committee duties through of the Democratic caucus.
“People are going to come after me,” Mr Tester told the newspaper. “They’ve come after me in the past, but that’s politics. We will get through this and we hope to be successful in November 2024.”