7 key races that tell the story of the 2018 midterms

With just over three weeks remaining until November’s midterm elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that both Washington and statehouses around the country could be in for major changes.

No one race can tell the tale of this year’s elections, but some common themes have emerged, including the backlash against President Donald Trump, the “pink wave” of female candidates running for office, a upswing in youth activism and engagement on key issues that could swing the balance of power, and an influx of veterans attempting to parlay their military experience into legislative roles.

Here’s a look at some of the midterms’ key races:

Arizona Senate
Republican candidate

Rep. Martha McSally: Current congresswoman from Arizona’s 2nd district; former Air Force fighter pilot
Democratic candidate

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema: Current congresswoman from Arizona’s 9th district
All eyes have been on the changing political landscape in Arizona with the death of Sen. John McCain and the proposed appointment of former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the spot, but that isn’t the seat that has been drawing out a competitive race this election season.

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