Whoever gets two out of three wins? Incumbent Republican Mike Sodrel faces off against Democrat Baron Hill in what will be their third matchup in as many elections. Hill occupied the seat in 2002, when Sodrel challenged him and lost. They faced off again in 2004, and Sodrel won, becoming the only Republican that year to take a seat from an incumbent Democrat not subject to redistricting. Now Hill is looking for revenge as they square off a third time. Like many other challengers, Hill is hoping the national mood will work in his favor, as it did for Sodrel in 2004. In this traditional, relatively rural district, moral value issues like abortion are coming into play. Hill is trying to make his case on the family pocketbook, highlighting high energy prices. Democrats are hoping that Hill's personal popularity and reputation as a moderate and fiscal conservative can sway voters turned off by Republican rule. But Sodrel, a high-profile local businessman who owns a transportation company, is a formidable candidate who has successfully played issues like tax cuts, flag burning, and gay marriage against Hill, who has taken nuanced positions on some such issues while outright opposing a federal constitutional ban on gay marriage.