Three members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation were identified among 29 members of the House of Representatives most at risk in the 2024 elections.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee listed incumbents from districts that President Joe Biden lost in 2020, such as Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-08), as well as lawmakers who hail from battleground states, including Rep. Susan Wild (D-07) and Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-17).
“House Democrats are well positioned to take back the House in 2024, thanks in large part to our tremendous slate of Democrat incumbents who tirelessly advocate for their communities and continue to put People over Politics,” said DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene. “House Republicans have shown voters their caucus is more concerned with political investigations, empowering extremists, and seeking power for themselves, than working to improve the lives of everyday families – and that will stand in clear contrast to the formidable Democratic Frontliners. Democrats will have great offensive opportunities in 2024, and holding onto these seats is key to our path to reclaiming the majority.”
The DCCC provides incumbents in the Frontline program with extra fundraising and messaging help. The designation signals to potential benefactors, from big-money contributors to small-dollar digital donors, where to send their cash. It’s the first Frontline list as the party enters a new cycle in the minority and with its new leadership roster that no longer includes former House Speaker and mega fundraiser Nancy Pelosi at the helm.
The Frontline list does not include Republican-held seats in California and New York that House Democrats view as part of their formula for winning the majority in 2024. The DCCC will identify those later and will include them in programs such as its Red to Blue designation. The Frontline list also does not include open-seat swing districts, such as Michigan’s 7th, where Rep. Elissa Slotkin is leaving to run for Senate.
Democrats need to win a net five seats to take back the majority in 2024. The DCCC raised more than $8 million in January, according to Federal Election Commission records, and had $17.2 million cash on hand. It also held $16 million in debt.
Its GOP counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, raised more than $4.5 million in January, FEC records show, and had $17.5 million on hand and $14 million in debt.