Senate Republicans Confident They Can Unseat Democrat Senator in 2024

Senate Republicans are confident that they can unseat at least one Democrat in the 2024 race, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

However, the GOP has failed to unseat Baldwin two previous times.

The reason for their optimism is that businessman Eric Hovde plans to enter the race next month.

Hovde has the potential to spend $20 million of his own money on the race.

“Wisconsin is going to be one of the top states,” National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Steve Daines (R-MT) said.

“It’s a battleground for the presidential race.

“It’ll be a battleground state for the Senate.

“Eric Hovde … would be a great candidate.”

“He’s been involved in a big campaign before, and it looks like he’s doing a really good job of preparing for the battle,” he continued.

“That race is going to be really competitive.”

Hovde last ran for Wisconsin Senate in 2012, when he lost the primary to previous Governor Tommy Thompson.

Thompson lost to Baldwin in the general, however.

The power of incumbency is strong, but a battleground state like Wisconsin is the perfect place to attempt a flip.

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Democrats have already started attacking Hovde as a “MAGA extremist” and for “cruelty” as a real estate developer.

However, Hovde brushed off the attacks in December as “silly and stupid.”

“Most of them are lies,” he said at the time.

“Obviously, they are very worried given I haven’t even announced anything.”

Republicans have the advantage in taking the Senate majority in 2024, given that they only have to defend 11 seats while Democrats are defending 23.

If they can win the presidential election and the seat in West Virginia being vacated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), they could gain the majority with the vice president as the tiebreaking vote even if they don’t flip any other seats.

A total of eight Democrat Senate seats are considered vulnerable in 2024, however.

So if they flip a few more it will give them breathing room in case they get a dissenter the way Manchin functioned for Democrats in many scenarios.

Only one Republican seat, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is considered even slightly vulnerable.

If a Republican wins the presidency, a Republican Senate will allow them to move judicial and other nominees smoothly through the process.

If a Democrat wins, a Republican Senate will be a check on more extreme nominees by that party.

READ MORE – GOP Candidate Nukes Adam Schiff in California Senate Seat Debate: ‘You Lied to 300 Million People’

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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