Iowa results for every midterm race
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.
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|OTH||Mark Elworth, Jr (Legal Marijuana Now Party)||2,015||1%|
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|OTH||Gary Siegwarth (Clear Water Party of Iowa Party)||7,471||1%|