As Democrats come out in droves to the polls (Texas early voting numbers were up two times over the 2014 midterms for the Democratic primary), it's also Republicans who have a lot at stake in the 2018 election cycle.
"It oftens happens that the party in power loses some of that power during a midterm," said Kirby Goidel, fellow in the Texas A&M Public Policy Institute. "The Republicans are expected to lose the House, though they should keep the Senate."
Goidel says Democrats are more determined than ever, and with immigration being a central issue to the Trump Administrarion, Hispanic voters may be more active at the polls than usual.
"For years, Democrats have been looking for a way to get out the Hispanic vote," said Goidel. "It may have happened."
For more from Goidel, see the video player above.