John Hawkins

Tim Scott: Scott, who is the first black Republican elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives since Reconstruction, is conservative, charismatic, and a deft politician. He fits right in with other South Carolina conservative stars like Jim DeMint and Nikki Haley. Happily, after coming out on top in a nine candidate primary, Scott is on track to easily be elected in his conservative S.C. district. That guarantees that he will be the first black Republican for South Carolina to head to Congress since 1901.

Allen West: Allen West is a charismatic conservative who served with distinction in the military and now he's hoping to do the same in Congress. To get there, he must beat one of the most liberal members of the House, Ron Klein (He has a lifetime ACU rating of 1), in a +4 Democratic district. The polls have consistently shown this to be a tightly knotted race and it looks like it's going to remain that way all the way down to the wire.

Ryan Frazier: Frazier is a well funded, fiscally conservative, anti-amnesty candidate who says that repealing Obamacare must be the "top priority of the incoming Congress." He's up against ultra-left-winger Ed Perlmutter in a district that leans Democratic by just a couple of points. The race hasn't been publicly polled in a month and a half, but the last poll showed Frazier and Perlmutter knotted up well below the 50% mark. That means Frazier has an excellent chance to pull this race out and make a little history.

So, folks, if you're looking for some key races to watch down the home stretch, Tim Scott, Allen West and Ryan Frazier are names you need to know.

John Hawkins

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