'This Week' Midterms Heat Up

ABC News' Jeff Zeleny examines the upcoming midterm election and wave of female Senate candidates.
1:34 | 05/25/14

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I'm -- underground and I'm Shelley -- happens I'm -- I'm doctor Michael and meet the stars of this year's senate campaigns. I broadcaster Eddie Hobbs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington. I'll know how to -- -- does a woman I might know a little bit more about women. And Gary Peters women are at the center of these senate contests. For Republicans women challengers offer the best chance to win a majority. For Democrats women could be a firewall in the party's attempt to hold the senate. The biggest test is Kentucky where Alice in -- Jim Grimes faces Mitch McConnell the most powerful Republican in the senate. I and it's. -- Kentucky woman. We caught up with her earlier this year it's about making sure especially that women are on equal footing she and McConnell are already trading jabs over everything from obamacare. I'll do everything I can't repeal. And replace obamacare. How to hold a gun this week McConnell the Republican establishment scored big wins over the Tea Party your party seems to be more unified than it has been. Number one we want to nominate candidates nationally win in November. And number two everybody wants to went. Was not always the case and the last two cycles but I think it's clearly cases but there's one more divide facing McConnell and Republicans that gender gap. Female voters even more than female candidates hold the key to this year's elections. Where this week just -- -- -- ABC news Capitol Hill.

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