Club for Growth Action on Monday hinted at plans to enter the 2024 Senate races at the start of a challenging cycle for Democrats, who have to defend 23 seats (including several battleground states), while the GOP must defend only 10 seats.

The conservative group has hinted that it will likely enter the Montana Senate race, endorsing Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale if he decides to run, and the West Virginia Senate race, where the GOP winner could face Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. if you decide to continue. a re-election bid, club president David McIntosh told a small group of reporters Monday night.

“We see those as really strong opportunities to go from Democrat to Republican,” McIntosh said.

In West Virginia, McIntosh named two Republicans, Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and Rep. Alex Mooney, as possible candidates. Mooney has already announced his candidacy and Morrissey could run again after he came up short against Manchin as the party’s 2018 nominee.

Of Rosendale, another failed 2018 nominee who could run again (against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester), McIntosh said: “We know your record. We like what he did in terms of the Spokesperson selection process.”

McIntosh added that The Club is also watching what’s happening in Michigan, where the Republican field is still taking shape after Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced her retirement. McIntosh, however, acknowledged that the state is «tough for Republicans, but we’ll take a look and see who’s running there.»

In Arizona, where now-independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has yet to share her 2024 plans, McIntosh made clear there is one Republican candidate the group will not support: 2022 gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who continues to question the 2022 and 2020 elections. elections despite their defeat.

“If Kari Lake was the candidate, we would probably be out of the race,” he said. She doesn’t need us. She’s not really, to my knowledge, an economic conservative.»

The conservative group has already announced his endorsement of Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who is running to replace retired Republican Sen. Mike Braun in Indiana.