Senate News & Analysis

2024 Senate Overview (April 21, 2023): Pennsylvania - Wyoming

April 21, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Pennsylvania. Bob Casey, Jr. (D) elected 2006 (59%), 2012 (54%), 2018 (56%). Filing deadline Feb. 2024. Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief now that Casey has announced his 2024 campaign. The longtime senator and son of Pennsylvania Gov. Bob Casey Sr. has a last name that’s worth political gold,…

Report Shorts (April 7, 2023)

April 7, 2023 · 1:28 PM EDT

Arizona's 1st District. The field of Democrats attempting to unseat GOP Rep. David Schweikert is shaping up. Jevin Hodge, who came less than 1 point away from defeating Schweikert last cycle, announced that he won’t run in 2024. Since then, Democratic state Rep. Amish Shah and  former state party chairman…

Florida Senate: A Cloudy Forecast for Democrats

by Erin Covey April 4, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

Rick Scott has never won an election by more than 1.2 points, but Florida’s rapid shift rightward has left Democrats in a dismal position to challenge the Republican senator as he prepares for his 2024 re-election campaign.

The GOP has been gaining ground in the Sunshine State for the past…

How Trump’s Legal Problems Could Affect Down Ballot Republicans

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 3, 2023 · 1:39 PM EDT

Even if legal problems don’t hinder former President Donald Trump’s political comeback attempt, they could hurt other Republican candidates on the ballot in 2024. 

Republicans won’t have to reckon with the electoral ramifications of Trump’s indictment for now. But much of the short-term analysis (or more specifically, the overall Republican…

The ‘Nepo Babies’ of the Senate

by Jacob Rubashkin March 29, 2023 · 12:30 PM EDT

The U.S. House of Representatives is filled with members whose family connections bolstered their congressional careers — but the more august Senate isn’t immune either.

Earlier this month, Inside Elections explored the family political ties boasted by many members of the House. Taking inspiration from a New York

Ohio Senate: The Battle for the Buckeye State

by Erin Covey March 24, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

Sherrod Brown is the last Democrat standing in Ohio, once a bellwether state that now has a clear conservative bent. 

The senator has been involved in Democratic politics in Ohio since 1974, when the 21-year-old was first elected to the state House. Fifty years later, Brown has an established brand…

Report Shorts (March 24, 2023)

March 24, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

Arizona Senate. Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign website has stopped sending donors to Democratic platform ActBlue. Instead, the independent now directs donors to rival payment processor Anedot, which is used primarily by Republican candidates and independents. Sinema hasn’t been kicked off ActBlue (yet), and her page on that platform is still live.…

Texas Senate: Always on Democrats’ Mind

by Erin Covey March 22, 2023 · 3:00 PM EDT

Democrats believed Texas was on the verge of turning blue after 2018, when Beto O’Rourke came just two and a half points away from unseating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Half a decade later, the polarizing senator is preparing for his third Senate campaign — and Democrats in the Lone Star…

Montana Senate & House: Big Decisions in Big Sky Country

by Jacob Rubashkin February 17, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

Republicans are on the ascendancy in Montana, but they still have one major roadblock to total domination of Big Sky Country: Jon Tester.

The farmer from Big Sandy has bedeviled the GOP and thrilled Democrats since he first won election in 2006, and even as the state that once produced…

Report Shorts (February 17, 2023)

February 17, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

California Senate. In one of the least surprising moves of the cycle, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced she will not seek re-election. Democratic Reps. Katie Porter and Adam Schiff were already in the race, and they are now joined by Rep. Barbara Lee. There’s a reasonable chance that two Democrats…