Three Republicans who need to convince voters they’re hometown heroes

Democrats are taking a page out of their 2022 midterm elections playbook and campaigning against three GOP Senate candidates by accusing them of not having close enough ties to the states they are seeking to represent.

This strategy played off in the Pennsylvania Senate race in 2022 against Republican Mehmet Oz, who Democrats lambasted constantly for having a longtime home in New Jersey while running in the Keystone State. Now, Democrats are once again signaling that this will be a campaign message throughout the 2024 election, particularly as the party seeks to hold on to its vulnerable Senate majority.

Republican candidates in Wisconsin, Montana, and Pennsylvania are already facing questions about their residency and connection to the state. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is defending one of
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