With the holiday season in full swing and 2014 just around the corner, we’re counting down the top 10 races you need to know about heading into 2014.

Today, we take a closer look at the No. 3 entry on our list.

The special election for Florida's 13th Congressional District!

The Post's Aaron Blake takes a look at an off-year congressional race that will be a good indicator of what's to come in the 2014 midterms. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)

(A big thanks to PostTV’s Victoria Lewis for her work on producing this video countdown.)

Here’s our rundown, which will be updated as we go:

10. Illinois governor

9. Idaho’s 2nd district

8. Alaska Senate

7. California’s 31st district

6. West Virginia’s 3rd district

5. Florida governor

4. Arkansas Senate

3. Florida's 13th district (special election)

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