US State and Local Elections: Key Takeaways This Week


The recent municipal and state elections in Florida, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania may provide insight into where voters stand ahead of the 2024 presidential election in the United States. While there were no decisive national elections this year, off-year elections can still be consequential. In Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination for governor, beating out two serious opponents, including one backed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In Florida, Democrat Donna Deegan beat DeSantis-backed Republican Daniel Davis in the mayoral race in Jacksonville, making her the first woman to lead the city. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, former City Council member Cherelle Parker won the Democratic primary for mayor on a public safety platform that prioritizes hiring more law enforcement officers. These elections may provide a glimpse into the political landscape leading up to the 2024 presidential vote.