In the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives, two incumbent Republican Congressmen lost their re-election campaigns. Congressman Rod Blum lost in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. Congressman and David Young (R-Iowa) lost in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) won re-election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District and Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) won re-election in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.

Iowa 1st Congressional District

Blum lost his bid for a third term to State Representative Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque). 

Here are the results with 388 of 415 precincts reporting:

  1. Abby Finkenauer (D) – 50.9% (166,626)
  2. Rod Blum (R) – 46.0% (150,601)
  3. Troy Hageman (L) – 3.1% (10,057)

Iowa 2nd Congressional District

Loebsack defeated his Republican challenger, Dr. Christopher Peters, for a seventh term in the U.S. House.

Here are the results with 364 of 397 precincts reporting:

  1. Dave Loebsack (D) – 55.2% (166,357)
  2. Christopher Peters (R) – 42.2% (127,308)
  3. Mark Strauss (L) – 2.0% (5,939)
  4. Daniel Clark (I) – 0.6% (1,783)

Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Young lost re-election to a third term to his Democratic challenger Cindy Axne in a very close race.

Here are the results with 375 out of 375 precincts reporting:

  1. Cindy Axne (D) – 49.0% (169,886)
  2. David Young (R) – 47.5% (164,656)
  3. Bryan Jack Holder (L) – 2.0% (7,005)
  4. Mark Elworth (LMN) – 0.6% (1,906)
  5. Paul Knupp (GP) – 0.5% (1,794)
  6. Joe Grandanette (I) – 0.4% (1,271)

Iowa 4th Congressional District

King won re-election to a 9th term by defeating his Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten by a closer margin than he has had in the past. 

Here are the results with 454 of 490 precincts reporting in:

  1. Steve King (R) – 50.3% (151,109)
  2. J.D. Scholten (D) – 47.1% (141,652)
  3. Charles Aldrich (L) – 2.0% (6,041)
  4. Edward Petersen (I) – 0.6% (1,857)
2 comments
    1. It wouldn’t have change the outcome in Iowa 2nd. In Iowa 3rd, possibly, but then you have to assume everyone who voted third party would vote for Young. That’s a big assumption.

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