The Republican Party's unfavorability ratings have spiked dramatically among core voter groups important in midterm elections.
DCCC chair Steve Israel tells Democrats that potential recruits in very tough GOP districts are expressing a renewed interest in running.
It's becoming an issue among Republicans in both the Kentucky and Louisiana Senate races.
The basic problem is that there are just too few vulnerable GOP districts with large Latino populations.
What if the Tea Party effect is discouraging lots of sane, mainstream Republicans from seeking office?
Dems are likely to lose seats, but the path to the majority for Republicans remains a narrow one.
It's a test run for Dems who are hoping to avoid a rerun of 2010 -- and are looking to replicate 2012 turnout feats next year.