How a Supreme Court elec­tion next week could shape the 2024 race

A state Supreme Court race in Penn­syl­va­nia could bring Repub­li­cans one step clos­er to hav­ing influ­ence over the rules for the 2024 elec­tion as a GOP can­di­date attempts to become the third con­ser­v­a­tive judge and poten­tial tiebreak­er in the state’s high court.
Repub­li­can Mont­gomery Coun­ty of Com­mon Pleas Judge Car­olyn Car­luc­cio will face off against Demo­c­ra­t­ic Supe­ri­or Court Judge Daniel McCaf­fery in the gen­er­al elec­tion on Nov. 7 to replace the late Demo­c­ra­t­ic Jus­tice Max Baer. Democ­rats con­trol the 4–2 major­i­ty, so a Repub­li­can win would not imme­di­ate­ly affect the state’s ide­o­log­i­cal make­up, but it would give Repub­li­cans one more vote in favor of right-lean­ing poli­cies that could have a sig­nif­i­cant impact in 2024.
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It also will alert the Repub­li­can Par­ty whether Penn­syl­va­nia is ready to move away from hard-line con­ser­v­a­tive meth­ods to favor a cen­trist GOP plat­form to com­bat Demo­c­ra­t­ic poli­cies, as Car­luc­cio was con­sid­ered t …