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Blue Wave Project 2024 🌊

Did you see what the new MAGA-dominated House made their first priorities out of the gate? First up: gutting IRS enforcement so billionaire and corporate tax cheats don't need to worry about getting caught. Then, a draconian bill to curtail abortion rights, even in blue states.

Thankfully we have a Senate majority that makes those bills a non-starter. For now.

That's why I'm already thinking a lot about 2024 β€” and how we keep the Senate in Democratic hands.

Make no mistake, it is going to be a tough cycle. Here are some key races we need to be ready to jump into:

MICHIGAN: Senator Debbie Stabenow has already announced her retirement. We don't know who is running yet, but expect a top-flight crop of candidates in a tough swing-state.

OHIO: Senator Sherrod Brown is a powerhouse champion for working folks, which is why he's won three times in a state trending redder and redder. As the chairman of the Banking Committee, he's taken on Wall Street, big banks, the crypto industry, payday lenders, and more.

WISCONSIN: Senator Tammy Baldwin has been elected twice in the swing state that in 2022 re-elected hard-right Republican Ron Johnson to the Senate while re-electing Democratic Governor Tony Evers. As the first out LGBTQ Senator, Tammy's a fighter who's not afraid to smash glass ceilings.

MONTANA: Senator Jon Tester is up for reelection. He's won three times in a state that's picked a Republican for President seven times in a row. It's going to be tough, but Jon's a tough guy, and we'll have his back.

PENNSYLVANIA: Senator Bob Casey is a champion for children's health care that's been elected three times in another one of our most competitive swing states.

NEVADA: In 2018, Jacky Rosen was the only Democrat to defeat an incumbent Republican Senator. In her first term, she's been one of those folks working hard, away from the cameras, to deliver smart, innovative solutions to improve tourism and commerce, among other issues.

If you're keeping score, you'll see I just named six seats that Democrats have to defend in 2024 in red and purple states. With only a two-seat majority, we've got our work cut out for us.

If you're ready to get to it, please consider making a donation to the Blue Wave Project – my program to support the candidates we need to keep our majority.


Posted on January 19, 2023.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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