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Special election on Feb. 13th to replace ousted Republican Congressman George Santos. (NY, 3rd CD). Republicans have named Mazi Melesa Pilip, an Ethiopian-born Israeli-American currently serving as a Nassau County Legislator. Her Democratic opponent is former Rep. Tom Suozzi. (Note: Republicans have a very slim majority in the House of Representatives, making this a key election.)

House and Senate Retirements. As of Dec. 14 2023, 40 members of Congress—seven members of the U.S. Senate and 33 members of the U.S. House—announced they would not seek re-election in 2024.
Of the U.S. Senate members not running for re-election, six—U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), and Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.)—announced their retirements from public office, while the other—U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.)—is running for governor of Indiana. (from Ballotpedia).

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has suspended his presidential campaigns. The news came as a surprise, even to his own staff.

US Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat from West Virginia will not seek re-election in 2024. This is viewed as an opportunity for Republicans. If all remains the same in the Senate, it could move the Senate from Democrat controlled to Republican controlled.

2023 Election Results – Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear won reelection, a major win for Democrats. Kentucky is a red-leaning state. Beshear defeated Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who was backed by former President Donald Trump.

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