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Senate Democrats face tough map in 2024

Senate Democrats are facing a tough map in 2024. The party is far more concerned with protecting vulnerable incumbents than going on offense. But despite the long odds, Democrats are hoping they can flip the seats of two politicians that rile up the progressive base –Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

The DSCC is running a new digital ad campaign targeting Google searches for Cruz, Scott and government shutdowns in Texas and Florida. The ads will argue the senators are angling for a shutdown that will threaten Social Security. Check them out here.

Of course, the real shutdown threat is originating in the House.

Over in Florida, former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.) is out with her first Spanish-language ad in her bid to unseat Scott. Mucarsel-Powell highlights her personal story as an immigrant who came to the United States searching for a better life.

Much has been made of the Democratic slippage among Latino voters in the state. Efforts like this from Mucarsel-Powell, who has also sought to engage with numerous Spanish-language media outlets, are a bid to ameliorate that slide.

Watch the ad here.

Pennsylvania: Dave McCormick officially entered the Senate race on Thursday to take on Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). McCormick was immediately endorsed by all Republican members of the Pennsylvania House delegation, something that didn’t happen in 2022.

— Max Cohen

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