2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa

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All 4 Iowa seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 813,153 673,969
Percentage 53.65% 44.47%
Swing Increase0.46% Decrease0.98%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Iowa, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on June 7.

District 1[edit]

Republican Rod Blum won this seat in 2014, following Democrat Bruce Braley's decision to run for Senate.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Gary Kroeger
Monica Vernon
Individuals
Organizations

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Monica Vernon 21,032 67.5
Democratic Pat Murphy 10,090 32.4
Democratic Write-ins 38 0.1
Total votes 31,160 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Incumbent Rod Blum ran for re-election to a second term and was unopposed in the primary.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Blum (incumbent) 13,411 99.4
Republican Write-ins 88 0.6
Total votes 13,499 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rod
Blum (R)
Monica
Vernon (D)
Other Undecided
The Polling Company Inc./WomanTrend (R-Blum) October 29–31, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 52% 41% 6%
Normington, Petts and Associates (D-HMP) October 10–11, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 45% 44% 11%
Lake Research Partners (D) September 30 – October 3, 2016 439 ± 4.7% 48% 46%
The Polling Company Inc./WomanTrend (R-Blum) September 29 – October 1, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 52% 36%
Loras College September 20–22, 2016 368 ± 5.1% 45% 38% 1% 16%
The Polling Company Inc./WomanTrend (R-Blum) August 14–16, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 50% 43% 8%
DFM Research November 4–11, 2015 328 ± 5.4% 46% 38% 2% 13%

Results[edit]

Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's First congressional district by County
Iowa's 1st congressional district, 2016[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Blum (incumbent) 206,903 53.7
Democratic Monica Vernon 177,403 46.1
n/a Write-ins 671 0.2
Total votes 384,977 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

Democratic Representative Dave Loebsack had represented Iowa's 2nd district since 2007. He was elected to a fifth term in 2014 against Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks with 53% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Incumbent Dave Loebsack ran for re-election to a sixth term in office and was unopposed in the primary.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 23,738 99.0
Democratic Write-ins 238 1.0
Total votes 23,976 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Coralville thoracic surgeon Christopher Peters ran as a Republican and was unopposed in the primary.[24]

Republican state senator Mark Chelgren considered running, but ultimately declined.[25][26]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Peters 14,987 99.3
Republican Write-ins 107 0.7
Total votes 15,094 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's Second congressional district by County
Iowa's 2nd congressional district, 2016[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Loebsack (incumbent) 198,571 53.7
Republican Christopher Peters 170,933 46.2
n/a Write-ins 528 0.1
Total votes 370,032 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

Republican David Young was elected to a first term in 2014 against Democrat Staci Appel with 53% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Mowrer 13,024 49.6
Democratic Mike Sherzan 9,573 36.4
Democratic Desmund Adams 3,650 13.9
Democratic Write-ins 38 0.1
Total votes 26,285 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

David Young ran for re-election to a second term in office.

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Young (incumbent) 17,977 84.8
Republican Joe Grandanette 3,143 14.8
Republican Write-ins 85 0.4
Total votes 21,205 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Young (R)
Jim
Mowrer (D)
Undecided
GQR Research (D-DCCC) October 2016 400 ± 4.9% 49% 46% 3%
Loras College September 20–22, 2016 327 ± 5.4% 46% 36% 15%
The Tarrance Group (R-Young) September 20–22, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 52% 37% 11%
RABA Research September 6–8, 2016 303 ± 5.6% 50% 35% 16%

Results[edit]

Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's Third congressional district by County
Iowa's 3rd congressional district, 2016[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Young (incumbent) 208,598 53.4
Democratic Jim Mowrer 155,002 39.7
Libertarian Bryan Jack Holder 15,372 3.9
Independent Claudia Addy 6,348 1.6
Independent Joe Grandanette 4,518 1.2
n/a Write-ins 449 0.1
Total votes 390,287 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Representative Steve King won re-election in the 4th district in 2014, winning with 62% over Democrat Jim Mowrer.

Democratic primary[edit]

Kim Weaver, chair of the O'Brien County Democrats and a local AFSCME official, is challenging King in the general election and was unopposed in the primary.[44]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Weaver 12,738 99.5
Democratic Write-ins 62 0.5
Total votes 12,800 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Incumbent Steve King ran for re-election.

Republican state senator Rick Bertrand challenged King in the primary for the Republican nomination.[45]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King (incumbent) 29,098 64.6
Republican Rick Bertrand 15,872 35.3
Republican Write-ins 49 0.1
Total votes 45,019 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Iowa's 4th congressional district, 2016[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King (incumbent) 226,719 61.2
Democratic Kim Weaver 142,993 38.6
n/a Write-ins 547 0.2
Total votes 370,259 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

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