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Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Andrew Gillum of Florida aim to capitalize on a "blue wave" in 2018 to make Democratic inroads and shake up politics in the South. (Abrams photo by Kerri Battles for the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs-Barbara Jordan Forum 2012 via Wikipedia; U.S. government photo of O'Rourke via Wikipedia; and Gillum photo by Colin Hackley for the City of Tallahassee via Wikipedia.)