Midterms Live results

By Tara Golshan and Ryan Mark

Iowa results for every midterm race

Iowa has an outsized importance in the 2018 battle for House control, as Democrats eye two competitive congressional seats.

Democrats might have a chance in the First and Third Congressional Districts, where Republican incumbent Reps. Rod Blum (facing Democrat Abby Finkenauer) and David Young (facing Democrat Cindy Axne) have been in the race of their political lives.

The competitiveness in Iowa is due in large part to the state’s use of a nonpartisan group to draw district lines — the gold standard for redistricting rules. This has made it more difficult for the party in power to rig the maps in its favor.

The Hawkeye State is also an opportunity for Democrats to take back the governor’s mansion. Current Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is seeking her first full term this year. Her major accomplishment has been privatizing Medicaid in the state, moving Iowa’s 600,000 Medicaid enrollees into a program where private health plans administer Medicaid’s benefits. If Democrats win, they’ve promised to reverse that.

Control of the entire state House of Representatives and half the state Senate is also on the ballot. Republicans control both chambers, but Daily Kos rates the control of the state House of Representatives as a toss-up.

President Donald Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 points, but his job approval rating has taken a dive in the state. More than half of Iowans now disapprove of his job performance, according to Morning Consult.

Iowa US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Abby Finkenauer 170,342 51%
GOP Rod Blum 153,442 46%
LIB Troy Hageman 10,285 3%
416 of 417 (100%) precincts reporting, 334,069 total votes

Iowa US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Dave Loebsack 171,434 55%
GOP Christopher Peters 133,267 43%
LIB Mark Strauss 6,187 2%
IND Daniel Clark 1,844 1%
397 of 397 (100%) precincts reporting, 312,732 total votes

Iowa US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Cindy Axne 175,642 49%
GOP David Young 167,932 47%
LIB Jack Holder 7,267 2%
GRN Paul Knupp 1,888 1%
IND Joe Grandanette 1,301 0%
375 of 375 (100%) precincts reporting, 356,045 total votes

Iowa US House 4

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Steve King 157,607 50%
DEM J.D. Scholten 147,223 47%
LIB Charles Aldrich 6,326 2%
IND Edward Peterson 1,960 1%
492 of 492 (100%) precincts reporting, 313,116 total votes

Iowa Governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Kim Reynolds 667,173 50%
DEM Fred Hubbell 630,933 48%
LIB Jake Porter 21,429 2%
OTH Gary Siegwarth (Clear Water Party of Iowa Party) 7,471 1%