Republicans aren’t the only ones struggling to whip their state parties into shape in time for major contests later this year.
Despite the intense focus on the state parties in Michigan and Arizona in recent weeks, a handful of Democratic state Parties are in the throes of their own dysfunction and demoralizing losses.
Here is a look at four state Democratic parties that have had a bumping road between the 2020 and 2024 elections.
The Florida Democratic Party entered 2021 with a roughly 100,000 registered voter advantage, representation in a statewide office — with Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried — and 11 out of 27 congressional seats in the state. While Democrats had lost the state in the presidential election, it was only by roughly 3.5%.
Going into the 2024 election, the Florida GOP now has a roughly 800,000 registered voter