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House Democrats recently spent $100,000 on radio ads for Capps. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
In what is already a strange cycle, operatives on both sides are bracing for surprises on election night.
Rumors flew last week about a surprise poll or errant television reservation that could spell doom for an incumbent considered a safe bet for re-election a week ago.
Some of these suggestions were just that — rumor. But many operatives are convinced Tuesday night will feature at least one upset.
Here are the under-the-radar races keeping strategists excited and worried Tuesday night: