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1/ As many as 75 House seats could be competitive Tuesday, and Democrats need to pick up 24 to retake the chamber.

Here are 10 of the most interesting and important races to keep an eye on:
2/ Iowa: Rep. Steve King (R) may be in trouble. He’s known for his racist rhetoric and support for foreign neo-Nazi politicians. Now some companies have pulled money from his campaign. His challenger is J.D. Scholten, a former baseball player & paralegal.
3/ Virginia: Barbara Comstock was swept into Congress in a 2014 Republican wave. Now she could be on her way out. Democrat Jennifer Wexton is highlighting Comstock’s ties to Trump and is up in the polls. This race could come down to women voters. Clinton won here by 10 points.
4/ Illinois: Lauren Underwood (D), a 32-year-old black woman, is challenging Rep. Randy Hultgren (R). Health care looms large in this race: Hultgren voted to repeal Obamacare, while Underwood is a registered nurse and former Obama admin adviser who helped implement the ACA.
5/ Florida: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) is challenging Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in a district Clinton won by 16 points. Curbelo is a moderate, especially on immigration (the district is 70% Hispanic), but Mucarsel-Powell has been hitting him on his vote to repeal Obamacare.
6/ Texas: The state’s Seventh District will test whether anger toward Trump is enough to flip a House seat in deep-red Texas. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) is challenging Rep. John Culberson and has been focusing her campaign on health care, disaster relief, and women's issues.
7/ Nebraska: Rep. Don Bacon (R) voted to repeal Obamacare, while his opponent Kara Eastman (D) is a progressive who supports Medicare-for-all. The race leans R, but it's a test of whether progressive ideas can prevail in a Midwestern swing district.
8/ NY: You may have heard about Antonio Delgado (D) from Republican ads attacking his former rap career. It’s an effort to race-bait in a heavily white district, where Delgado is facing Rep. John Faso. The campaign's main policy battle is over health care.
9/ Colorado: Moderate Rep. Mike Coffman (R) has been outspoken against the Trump administration. His challenger, Jason Crow, is an Army vet running on gun control in the district that’s home to Aurora, where a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater in 2012.
10/ West Virginia: Carol Miller (R), a state delegate, and Richard Ojeda (D), a state senator and Army vet who voted for Trump but now regrets it, are battling for an open seat. This is a test of whether Dems can chip away at Republicans' hold on poorer Rust Belt districts.
11/ Kansas: Rep. Kevin Yoder is one of the more endangered House Rs of 2018. Attorney Sharice Davids (D), who is Native American and openly lesbian, is challenging him in a district that includes part of Kansas City and its suburbs. Clinton narrowly won here in 2016.
12/12 Want to know more about tomorrow’s key House races? Read a full breakdown from @ella_nilsen:
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