AUSTIN, TEXAS

Races: SENATE, HOUSE & GOVERNOR

The Texas races are heating up as it gets closer to the midterm elections. Democrats are hoping to capitalize on enthusiasm for a "blue wave" and break the two decade Republican hold on the state.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

races: SENATE & HOUSE

With the Nevada Senate seat considered one of the most vulnerable Republican seats in the country, and other races facing stiff competition, many are looking to this state to determine the future politics of the country.