Senate Democrats are preparing for the possibility that up to eight seats might flip in 2024. This means that during the next election cycle, they are going to have to spend a lot of time defending their position.
In the 2024 election, Democrats will need to defend twice the number of seats the Republicans do. This is without considering the possibility that incumbent Senators may step down and retire.
In 2024 there are a few Senate Seats that the Democrats will need to be particularly careful with.
In Arizona, the seat is held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) who recently decided to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent candidate. This means that the seat is going to be a lot more competitive as Sinema already has supporters and her Republican opposition will also take up a number of the voters in the battleground.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Mich.) announced that she would not try to be reelected in 2024, meaning that another Democratic seat is going to be open. An open seat is always a lot more likely to flip. While there are many who could potentially want the seat from the Republican side, so far, no Democratic candidates have arisen.
The 2022 Senate race in Nevada was extremely close with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) winning reelection with less than 8,000 votes. This means that Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) is also likely to have an equally hard time retaining the Senate seat, especially as Republicans are guaranteed to campaign harder for this seat.