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March 20, 2024
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A Guide to the 2024 Battleground States

In This Episode

Addisu Demissie joins Tommy to discuss President Biden’s post State of the Union swing state tour, plan to reach Latino voters, and dig into the key 2024 battleground states. They also cover Tuesday’s primary election results and the down ballot races that will determine control of Congress next year, including the critical Ohio Senate race between Senator Sherrod Brown and Trump-backed MAGA candidate Bernie Moreno. Then they discuss Trump getting the old criminal band back together as former aides Paul Manafort and Corey Lewandowski are rumored to be making a return to his 2024 campaign team.
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  • CNN: Live Updates: The latest on Ohio’s Senate GOP primary and other state contests
  • Politico: The most important Senate primary of the year is just one of today’s elections
  • X: Ohio Exit Polls @kylegriffin1
  • NYT: What to Watch for in Tuesday’s Primaries in Five States


  • Reuters: Biden pushes plan to lower rents, blasts Trump in Nevada
  • AP: Biden promotes plan to lower housing costs while courting Latino voters in Nevada and Arizona
  • NYT: Biden Looks to Shore Up Latino Support in Visit to Nevada and Arizona
  • The Hill: Biden to target Trump on trips to Nevada, Arizona
  • Axios: Poll: Latinos’ slow drift from Dems


  • CNN: Biden seeks to reinvigorate diverse coalition in critical 2024 campaign swing out West
  • Bloomberg: Swing-State Residents Lead Misery Index as 2024 Election Ignites
  • FT | Forbes: These Are The Six Swing States Trump Needs To Take From Biden To Win In November
  • WSJ: In Battleground States, Trump Is Ahead in Polls but Playing Catch-Up on the Ground
  • Bloomberg: Biden Is Too Old But Trump Is Dangerous, Swing-State Poll Shows (2/29)
  • FT: This battleground election state is booming. Biden is not getting the credit
  • CBS: Trump leads Biden narrowly in Georgia as general election comes into focus — CBS News Battleground poll (3/12)
  • Hill: Biden campaign sets sights on flipping North Carolina in 2024
  • NYT: Why Democrats Are Hopeful in North Carolina and Nervous in Georgia
  • NYT: The G.O.P. Flamethrower With a Right-Wing Vision for North Carolina
  • WRAL-TV/SurveyUSA Poll: Trump leads in NC as Biden struggles with younger voters, WRAL News poll shows (3/11)
  • Politico: New report details how Biden won 2 key states — and what Dems can learn from it (10/27/21)
  • Pew: Behind Biden’s 2020 Victory (6/30/21)
  • NYT Interactive: Analyzing the Vote in Battleground States → this link leads to Pennsylvania, but all the battlegrounds are listed at the top of the article and can be clicked through (11/10/2020)
  • NPR: Narrow Wins In These Key States Powered Biden To The Presidency (12/2/20)


  • FORBES: Outside Groups Pledge $1 Billion To Biden—As Trump Reportedly Struggles To Fundraise
  • CNBC: Behind Trump’s campaign cash crunch: Small-dollar donor fatigue, major donor hesitation
  • WaPo: Biden continues fundraising momentum with a $53 million February
  • WaPo: Trump may enlist Paul Manafort, who was criticized for Russia ties
  • NYT: Another Ousted Trump Official, Corey Lewandowski, May Get Convention Role
  • MSNBC: Paul Manafort reportedly being eyed for new role on Team Trump
  • APNEWS: Trump is making the Jan. 6 attack a cornerstone of his bid for the White House