US midterm elections and divisions within the Republican Party

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With the US gearing up for midterm elections (Congress, some senate seats, some state and territorial legislatures and local government) here are a couple of articles about the divisions within the Republican Party. The disagree on how many seats the Republicans will win, but they agree that the party is deeply divided.

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/09/29/banana-republicans-stand-between-the-gop-and-the-senate/

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/good-news-democrats-youre-going-to-lose-111467.html?cmpid=sf#.VCw6rhZAcRZ