After dropping the bulk within the House of Representatives, Democrats are already plotting a course for 2024 and taking purpose at a number of Republican-won districts they’ll try and flip subsequent cycle.
The Home Majority PAC (HMP) on Tuesday launched a report, “After Defying the Odds, Home Democrats Will Retake the Majority In 2024,” touting the 2022 election cycle simply two weeks after Democrats misplaced their majority within the midterms.
“Home Majority PAC might be ready to take again the Home in 2024, and Republicans ought to begin planning handy again the gavel,” HMP, the committee targeted on electing Democratic House candidates, wrote in a memo laying out 2024 plans, which was first reported by Axios.
Together with a glance again on Democrats’ efficiency, the report named 19 crimson districts they’ll place heavy deal with subsequent cycle, although HMP mentioned the listing was preliminary and can be expanded.
One of many districts on the Democrats’ hit listing is Virginia’s 2nd District, the place Congresswoman-elect Jen Kiggans lately unseated Democrat Elaine Luria.
One other goal for Democrats is blue state New York’s seventeenth Congressional District, the place Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney was defeated by Mike Lawler within the November midterm elections.
The Democratic Occasion spent a whole lot of tens of millions campaigning on abortion this cycle, pouring extra into that topic than some other challenge, together with crime and the economic system. The HMP claimed that “within the battle of messaging, Democrats gained.”
With inflation hitting a 40-year excessive of 9.1% in the summertime earlier than the election, HMP mentioned that when Democrats started switching their place on the economy, talking on offense, the social gathering noticed a notable improve in help.
After testing political messages in August, HMP mentioned the successful framing for political advertisements was to convey that “a Democrat cares concerning the economic system whereas the Republican needs to ban abortion.”
The discharge additionally took purpose on the Congressional Management Fund’s spending this cycle, claiming it spent about $150 million on dropping races.
Home Democrats are seeing main adjustments throughout the social gathering this month, first dropping their majority after which Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying her resolution to step down from Home management.
Republicans now maintain 220 Home seats, exceeding the 218 wanted to safe a majority, whereas the Democratic Occasion holds 212 seats. There are nonetheless three Home races left in play greater than two weeks after Election Day.
The listing of GOP-held seats on the Democrats’ 2024 radar embody: AZ-01, AZ-06, CA-27, CA-40, CA-41, CA-45, IA-03, MI-10, NE-02, NJ-07, NY-01, NY-03, NY-04, NY-17, NY-19, NY-22, OR-05, PA-01 and VA-02.