AMAC MAGAZINE: Volume 17, Issue 1 - JAN/FEB 2023

The Biggest Political Stories to Watch in 2023

T here was no shortage of drama and shocking developments in American politics in 2022. Although it is still early in 2023, here are a few of the biggest storylines to watch that could reshape the US political landscape again.

favorite, who chooses to mount a challenge and how big the field will be is one of the biggest stories to watch. Just as in 2016, the 2024 GOP nominating contest has the potential to continue the transformation of the Republican Party.

has repeatedly dodged questions about his plans

for 2024, he will have no choice but to make a definitive announcement this year. What that decision is — and whether other 2024 Democrat hopefuls stand down — will have far-reaching implications for both the Democratic Party and the 2024 general election cycle. How Effectively Will House Republicans Wield Their Power? The most important outcome of 2022 for conservatives was Republicans taking back the House majority. But infighting within the party almost immediately left many wondering just how effective the House GOP will

Will Anyone Challenge Trump?

Will Biden Run Again?

Following a better-than-expected midterm year and favorable changes to the Democratic primary calen- dar, Joe Biden suddenly appears well-positioned to launch a bid for a second term. But serious concerns about the President’s age and fitness for office and stubbornly low poll numbers suggest that Biden may still be the weakest incumbent pres- ident in recent history. While Biden

During the 2016 presidential cycle, the first Republican primary debate was held on August 6, 2015. If that timeline holds again this time around, voters could be watching GOP presi- dential hopefuls duke it out on stage before the end of this year. While former president Donald Trump will likely remain a heavy

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