Kentucky, District 2 / Sept. 20, 2006
Mike Weaver's campaign rests on convincing fellow Democrats that he is conservative enough.
Indiana, District 8 / Sept. 21, 2006
An incumbent's Mayberry-style campaigns have worked in the past, but now he is in serious trouble.
Kentucky, District 3 / Sept. 22, 2006
The incumbent says her challenger is too liberal for the district, but her challenger is staying on offense by playing the Bush card.
Indiana, District 9 / Sept. 23, 2006
A candidate's legendary high school basketball career is an asset and a liability.
Kentucky, District 4 / Sept. 24, 2006
In places like Kentucky former lawmakers are a key element of the Democrats' strategy.
Ohio, District 1 / Sept. 25, 2006
Campaigns are using the new science (some say dark art) of micro-targeting to run sophisticated turn out operations.
Ohio, District 18 / Sept. 26, 2006
In a year when Republicans are battling low poll numbers nationally, there are few places where the GOP brand is more scuffed than in Ohio.
Ohio, District 6 / Sept. 27, 2006
Since the national Republicans pulled out, the Democrat in Ohio District 6 seems to have votes to spare.
West Virginia, District 1 / Sept. 28, 2006
There is only one way for Republicans to win in this Democratic district: convince voters the incumbent is a crook. It has not been an easy sell.
CREDITS: Map by Laris Karklis and Seth Hamblin, The Washington Post, and Alyson Hurt, washingtonpost.com