2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa

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2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa

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All 4 Iowa seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 3 1

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Iowa, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2020 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.

Summary[edit]

District Incumbent Candidates
Location 2017
PVI
Representative Party First elected Status
Iowa 1 D+1 Abby Finkenauer Democratic 2018 Incumbent running.
Iowa 2 D+1 Dave Loebsack Democratic 2006 Incumbent retiring.[4]
Iowa 3 R+1 Cindy Axne Democratic 2018 Incumbent running
Iowa 4 R+11 Steve King Republican 2002 Incumbent running

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is based in northeastern Iowa, and includes the cities of Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The incumbent is Democrat Abby Finkenauer, who flipped the district and was elected with 51.0% of the vote in 2018.[21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ashley Hinson
Statewide Politicians
Organizations

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district encompasses southeastern Iowa, and is home to the cities of Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine, Clinton, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Oskaloosa, Bettendorf, Newton and Pella. The incumbent is Democrat Dave Loebsack, who was re-elected with 54.8% of the vote in 2018;[21] he subsequently announced he would not seek re-election on April 12, 2019.[28]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Newman Abuissa, transportation engineer[29]
  • Rita Hart, former state senator and nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa in 2018[30]
Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Rita Hart
Federal politicians
Statewide politicians
State Senators
State Representatives
Local politicians
Party officials

[42]

Individuals
  • Veronica Tessler, businesswoman[43]
Organizations

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
Withdrawn[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Statewide politicians

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district encompasses southwestern Iowa, stretching from Des Moines to the state's borders with Nebraska and Missouri. The incumbent is Democrat Cindy Axne, who flipped the district and was elected with 49.3% of the vote in 2018.[21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Brad Huss, Ankeny School Board Member [57]
  • Bill Schafer, U.S. Army veteran[58]
  • Joshua Schoenblatt, marketing proffesional[59]
  • David Young, former U.S. Representative[60]
Declined[edit]

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is based in northwestern Iowa, including Sioux City, Ames, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Boone and Carroll. The incumbent is Republican Steve King, who was re-elected with 50.3% of the vote in 2018.[21]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Randy Feenstra
State Senators
State Representatives
Individuals (Iowa)

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Steve
King
Randy
Feenstra
Bret
Richards
Steve
Reeder
Jeremy
Taylor
G1 Survey Research October 1–3, 2019 400 ± 4.89% 59% 15% 2% 6% 0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

J.D. Scholten
Federal politicians
  • Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator from California and Withdrawn candidate for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination[78]
  • Mike Gravel, Former U.S. Senator from Alaska and withdrawn candidate for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination[79]
Individuals

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Steve
King (R)
J.D.
Scholten (D)
Undecided
20/20 Insight (D)[A] Jan 16–17, 2019 472 ± 4.5% 39% 44% 17%
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Steve
King (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
20/20 Insight (D)[A] Jan 16–17, 2019 472 ± 4.5% 37% 45% 18%

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b Poll sponsored by Majority Rules PAC

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 3rd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates