Media Tip Sheet: Republicans Eye Senate Majority with Strategic Focus on Key Battleground States

April 1, 2024

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As the Senate battle intensifies, Republicans are strategizing to turn the chamber red, eyeing key states like Montana, Ohio, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. While Democrats face challenges, including retirements and shifting political landscapes, they are banking on battle-tested incumbents and key state demographics. 

Faculty experts at the George Washington University are available to provide context, commentary and analysis on what to expect within the Senate in coming months. If you would like to speak to an expert, please contact GW Media Relations Specialist Tayah Frye at [email protected]


Sarah Binder is a professor of political science. Binder's work focuses on the politics of legislative institutions, including their origins, development and impact on policy outcomes. Her areas of expertise include Congress, Legislative politics, American political economy, and political parties.

Casey Burgat, Legislative Affairs Program Director and Associate Professor at GW’s School of Political Management is an expert on Congressional capacity and reform. Burgat co-authored Congress Explained: Representation and Lawmaking in the First Branch and can speak to the legislative process behind getting stopgap legislation passed.


Peter Loge is the director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He has nearly 30 years of experience in politics and communications, having served as a deputy to the chief of staff for Sen. Edward Kennedy during the 1995 shutdown, a VP at the US Institute of Peace in 2013, and held senior positions for three members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Loge currently leads the Project on Ethics in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs and continues to advise advocates and organizations. 

Danny Hayes, professor of political science, is an expert on campaigns and elections who can discuss the current election landscape and provide insights and analysis on current campaign strategies. 

Christopher Warshaw, an associate professor of political science at the George Washington University, is an expert on redistricting, American politics, representation, public opinion, as well as state and local politics.