With more money going into the upcoming midterm elections than ever before -- the House elections alone are set to cost a whopping $1.45 billion -- the battleground has been set for high stakes contests in which the candidates often seem willing to do almost anything to win.
Whether it was attacking over the airwaves, in press conferences, or even over Twitter, political hopefuls and incumbents took their attacks to new heights this cycle, expressing a willingness to take vicious angles, to openly mock, and in some cases, even bend the truth.
Will this rhetoric work? We'll find out next week.
Take a look at these 11 memorable attacks this cycle and vote for the most vicious: