Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Bernie Moreno Entering “Brewing 2024 Slugfest”
April 18, 2023
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Reeves Oyster released the following statement on Bernie Moreno entering what has been called a “brewing 2024 slugfest” and potentially “one of the messiest and most expensive” Republican primaries in the country.
“The Republican ‘slugfest’ for Ohio’s Senate seat is getting more crowded, chaotic and messy by the day. With a year of nasty mud-slinging ahead, it’s clear that whoever emerges from this primary will be bruised, battered, and out-of-touch with Ohioans’ values.”
Here’s what they’re saying about the “brewing 2024 slugfest” for Ohio’s senate seat:
WVXU Analysis: Ohio’s 2024 Senate primary is shaping up to be a repeat of 2022
- The 2024 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate nomination, in which the winner will face the difficult task of knocking off Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown, is beginning to remind some of us of the 2022 Senate primary, one of the nastiest, ugliest on record. It ended up producing J.D. Vance as the GOP nominee and eventual winner of now-retired Sen. Rob Portman’s seat.
- The 2024 version has some striking similarities: a growing field of actual and potential candidates that could rival the seven-member scrum of 2022; a potentially nasty primary season, with the candidates sniping at each other on a daily basis; and millions of dark money “independent expenditures” pouring into the state with dubious attack ads.
NBC: Another bruising Senate race brews in Ohio as Republicans target Sherrod Brown
- One nasty and expensive Ohio Senate election had barely finished last week before Republicans turned their focus to what could be an even bigger slugfest in 2024: the race to challenge Sen. Sherrod Brown, the only Democrat who has consistently won statewide elections here over the last 40 years.
- The 2024 race, meanwhile, could be even nastier and more expensive than the one Vance survived.
NBC: “The Ohio contest is expected to be one of the nastiest and most expensive in the country next year…”
- The race to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, could soon be crowded, with at least three prominent Republicans weighing whether to enter a primary field that Matt Dolan, a wealthy state lawmaker, has had to himself for more than two months.
- The Ohio contest is expected to be one of the nastiest and most expensive in the country next year as both parties battle for control of the Senate. Brown, the only Democrat in Ohio who has had consistent success in statewide elections, is seen as one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents, along with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, W.Va., and Jon Tester, Mont.