Ketner v. Brown is Charleston's hot race

The race for the U.S. House's 1st Congressional District on South Carolina's coast has been hot this year, and for good reason: If Obama does take the presidency, more House seats going to the Democrats would give Obama more relative power.

Read more stories on this subject in our Linda Ketner topic page.The seat has been in Republican hands since 1981, and self-proclaimed progressive blog Indigo Journal has done a roundup on why the seat is important and hot.

Brown still leads Ketner, but the race is expected to be tight.