5. The candidates to watch
Four conservative Latina candidates are raising Republicans' hopes after winning congressional primaries in Texas and Virginia.
Driving the news: Now-Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas) flipped a Democrat-held seat in South Texas earlier this summer. She — along with fellow Texans Cassy Garcia and Monica De La Cruz, and Yesli Vega in Virginia — are part of a larger trend of Republican Latinas stepping up to run for office this cycle.