Democrats Reveal Top 2024 Targets

According to reports on Monday, a super PAC whose mission is to send Democrats to the Senate is planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on advertisements in the crucial 2024 elections in Nevada and Montana.

In its first wave of ad buys for the autumn ahead of the general election on November 5, the Senate Majority PAC will spend $36 million in Nevada and $27 million in Montana, respectively. Democratic Senators Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada are running competitive reelection campaigns, and the ads will start airing in the summer to support their campaigns.

According to reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Senate Majority PAC received more than $37 million in contributions during the first half of 2023, with $24.7 million in cash. Wednesday will see the release of the super PAC’s budget release for the year’s second half.

Tester will face former Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy in the race against Tester, while Rosen will face distinguished Army veteran Sam Brown, who has been enlisted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the campaign arm of the Senate GOP. GOP Representative Matt Rosendale is considering a reelection bid; he was Tester’s opponent in 2018 and lost by 3.5 percentage points.

Emerson College surveyed Montanans for the general election in early October and reported that Tester was leading Sheehy by 4 points. A survey conducted by Future Majority PAC and Change Research in early December showed that Brown’s lead against Rosen was narrow, trailing by only one point.

To aid in the reelection of Tester and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee—the campaign arm of the Senate Democrats—announced on January 8 that it will be investing eight figures on ground game efforts.

There are several well-known Republicans in Ohio’s primary, including Trump supporter Bernie Moreno, but the NRSC is staying out of the race.