Vulnerable Democrat Announces Reelection Campaign

On Wednesday, Nevada Democrat Jacky Rosen, who occupies one of the most vulnerable Senate seats held by Democrats, officially kicked off her campaign for reelection in 2024.

Rosen has portrayed herself as an advocate for the working class, saying that more has to be done. She has also warned her supporters that Republican opposition to her agenda may be fierce.

She wanted to solve problems, fight for Nevada’s hardworking families, and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, so she chose to run for office. Rosen said the job in the United States Senate had just begun; therefore, she decided to launch her reelection campaign.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (Democratic Party of Nevada) defeated Laxalt’s (Republican Party of Nevada) challenge in the 2022 midterm elections. Rosen observed that the race was very tight, and it took several days for many news organizations to announce winners.

Rosen said there are still many crucial fights, and she needs aid to win in Nevada, a battlefield. She noted that in 2018, a total of 7,928 votes were the difference in the Senate race, and it is probable that the margin of victory will be as slim in 2024.

Despite Nevada’s reputation as a swing state, the Democrats seem to have an edge there, having kept the Senate seat in 2022 and winning the presidential election in 2020. Joseph Lombardo, Nevada’s Republican governor, won his previous election by a razor-thin margin.

Rosen is seen as a moderate member of the Democratic caucus in the Senate despite his history of breaking with party ideology. Recently, she voted with Republicans to repeal the Waters of the United States rule proposed by the Biden administration, along with fellow Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. 

Joseph Biden, the President, is primarily expected to reject the measure.

Given that Democrats’ 51-49 Senate control is razor thin, the outcome of Nevada’s Senate race might be crucial.

In the subsequent 2024 election cycle for the Senate, Democrats will face one of the most challenging maps in recent memory. They’ll have to protect 23 seats, including three held by Democrats who are now independent senators. The Republicans can only hope to gain 11 seats.