Iowa.svgI’m just covering contested primaries (check back for updates) Winners in bold:

Congressional District GOP Primary Races

Iowa 1st Congressional District 437/437 (precincts reporting)

  • Rod Blum – 46.43%
  • Ben Lange – 53.06% (I endorsed)

Iowa 2nd Congressional District 425/425

  • John Archer – 60.48%
  • Dan Dolan – 39.31%

State Senate GOP Primary Races

State Senate District 4 – 66/66

  • James Black – 47.60%
  • Dennis Guth – 52.34%

State Senate District 6 – 41/41

  • Matthew Biede – 12.99%
  • Adam Schweers – 39.34%
  • Mark Segebart – 46.95%

State Senate District 10 – 47/47

  • Jake Chapman – 65.37%
  • Matthew Mardesen – 34.38%

State Senate District 14 – 46/46

  • Steven Everly – 27.83%
  • Stephanie Jones – 6.17%
  • Amy Sinclair – 65.95% (I endorsed)

Senate Senate District 22 –30/30

  • Jeff Mullen – 41.84% (I endorsed)
  • Pat Ward – 58.00%

State Senate District 36 – 40/40 – McKibben was a former State Senator and was backed by Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.  The FAMiLY Leader and Iowa Right to Life (and myself) supported Jech.

  • Jane Jech – 58.77% (I endorsed)
  • Larry McKibben – 41.11%

State Senate District 42 – 38/38

  • Lee Harder – 28.19%
  • Larry Kruse – 71.44%

State Senate District 46 – 29/29 – both were incumbents forced in the same district.

  • Jim Hahn  -39.04%
  • Shawn Hamerlinck – 60.84%

State Senate District 48 – 48/48

  • Brian Cook – 21.20%
  • Dan Zumbach – 78.69%

State Senate District 50 – 22/22

  • William Johnson – 56.15%
  • John Hulsizer – 43.85%

State House GOP Primary Races

House District 1 – 30/30

  • Jeff Smith – 54.89%
  • Kevin Wolfwinkel – 44.97%

House District 2 – 25/25

  • Josh Davenport – 46.18%
  • Megan Hess – 53.73%

House District 6 – 12/12 – Jorgensen the incumbent survives challenge by only 262 votes.

  • Ron Jorgensen – 55.70%
  • Matthew Ung – 44.26%

House District 7 – 33/33

  • Mark Frakes – 44.21%
  • Tedd Gassman – 55.74%

House District 8 – 34/34

  • Bob Dishman – 41.51%
  • Henry Rayhons – 58.36%

House District 10 – 35/35

  • Maison Bleam – 35.34%
  • Tom Shaw – 64.62%

House District 22 – 17/17

  • Clint Fichter – 38.90%
  • Greg Forristall – 61.00%

House District 23 – 26/26

  • Raymond Chase – 33.52%
  • Mark Costello – 66.32%

House District 24 – 31/31

  • Cecil Dolecheck – 59.37%
  • Jane Jensen – 40.59%

House District 25 – 21/21

  • Joan Acela – 40.38%
  • Julian Garrett – 59.35%

House District 26 – 23/23

  • Steve McCoy – 55.87%
  • Ruth Randleman – 44.07%

House District 27 – 26/26

  • James Demichelis, Jr. – 14.47%
  • Joel Fry – 85.53%

House District 28 – 21/21

  • Len Gosselink – 23.71%
  • Greg Heartsill – 76.24%

House District 30 – 18/18

  • Jim Carley – 72.65% (I endorsed)
  • Carol Miller – 26.77%

House District 34 – 13/13

  • Patti Branco – 58.30%
  • David Leach – 40.15%

House District 36 – 14/14

  • Jeff Ibbotson – 46.72%
  • Tony Seliquini – 23.04%
  • Larry Steele – 29.18%

House District 37 – 13/13 – this contest will be decided by convention since the top vote getter failed to reach the 35% required threshold.

  • Matt DeVries – 29.71%
  • John Landon – 17.33%
  • Jacob Mason – 1.69%
  • Jim Robidoux – 34.38%
  • Stacey Rogers – 1.44%
  • Jeffery Wright – 15.41%

House District 38 – 14/14

  • Kevin Koester – 84.70%
  • Brett Nelson – 14.93%

House District 39 – 13/13 – the incumbent, Erik Helland the House Majority Whip loses his primary.

  • Erik Helland – 47.63%
  • Jake Highfill – 51.79%

House District 50 – 19/19 – both were incumbents placed in the same district due to redistricting.

  • Pat Grassley – 61.21%
  • Annette Sweeney – 38.76% (I endorsed)

House District 55 – 27/27

  • Michael Klimesh – 47.35%
  • Marshall Nessa – 21.18%
  • Dustin Noble – 31.48%

House District 59 – 13/13

  • James Kenyon – 72.69%
  • Howard Lyon – 27.31%

House District 76 – 20/20

  • David Maxwell – 67.08%
  • Larry Wilson – 32.84%

House District 78 – 26/26

  • Jarad Klein – 81.71%
  • Priscilla Marlar – 18.05%

House District 81 – 17/17

  • Rick McClure – 24.77%
  • Blake Smith – 75.11%

Just an interesting note… Terry Branstad/Kim Reynolds went 3-4 in their endorsements.  The FAMiLY Leader went 7-2.  I went 4-2.  Liberty Iowa PAC went 4-4 in contested primaries tonight.  House District 37 they picked Matt DeVries and he was the 2nd highest vote getter.  Since the top vote getter, Jim Robidoux didn’t reach 35% this nomination will be decided in convention by the members of the Polk County Republican Central Committee who reside in that House District.  Basically Governor Branstad has demonstrated that his endorsement doesn’t carry much weight.

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