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The worst thing that can happen to a campaign is something unpredictable.
Candidates can drop a gaffe that alienates 47 percent of the nation. A perfect candidate can jump in a race late and completely upend it. Veteran lawmakers can decide suddenly to retire, leaving the party with few options to replace him or her.
The prospect of an unforeseen event rattling a race keeps strategists awake at night, planning for every possible contingency. But those prospects are what make so many campaigns nail-biters till the very end.
We’re less than nine months from Election Day 2014, and here are five unanswered questions we’re wondering about, and we know many consultants and strategists are too: