As candidate filing deadlines begin to approach in the early primary states, we are seeing 2024 electoral decisions being made. Four House members, two Republicans and two Democrats, announced that they will not seek re-election next year. All have different reasons for leaving the House.
If Republicans are to secure their small House majority in the 2024 elections, they will have to engage, challenge, and defeat a significant number of entrenched opposition Representatives, historically a task that neither party has mastered.
Maryland Congressman David Trone (D-Potomac) already announcing for the state’s open Senate seat will very likely leave hotly contested partisan primaries and a potentially majority determining general election in his wake.