Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018

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Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Fred Hubbell Photo (cropped).png
Nominee Kim Reynolds Fred Hubbell
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Adam Gregg Rita Hart

Incumbent Governor

Kim Reynolds
Republican



The 2018 Iowa gubernatorial election is scheduled to take place on November 6, 2018. Incumbent Republican Governor Kim Reynolds is running for election to a full term. Businessman Fred Hubbell is the Democratic candidate. Primary elections were held on June 5, 2018. The Libertarian candidate, business consultant Jake Porter, won the Libertarian nomination in their first ever Iowa primary election.

After the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump nominated then-Governor Terry Branstad to be the United States Ambassador to China. When Branstad was confirmed by the United States Senate, he resigned as Iowa Governor to assume the ambassadorship on May 24, 2017. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds then became Governor of Iowa.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Reynolds 94,118 89.5
Republican Under votes 9,703 9.2
Republican Write-ins 1,307 1.2
Republican Over votes 15 0.0
Total votes 105,183 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Nate Boulton (withdrew)
Statewide official
State legislators
Organizations
Cathy Glasson
Elected officials
Iowa Democratic Party officials
  • Jason Frerichs, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus[60]
  • Dylan P. Funk, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member, vice-chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus[60]
  • Mason Fraker, Henry County Democratic Party vice-chairman[60]
  • Nora Taft, 2nd District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Evan Burger, 4th District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Jessica Fears, 4th District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Holly Herbert, 3rd District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Jon Green, 2nd District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Sarah J. Hinds, Linn County Democratic Party credentials committee chairperson[60]
  • Kate Revaux, 2nd District Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee member[60]
  • Alex Anderson, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee affirmative action chairperson[60]
  • Lindsey Ellickson, Linn County Democratic Party central committee member[60]
Labor union leaders
  • Chris Laursen, UAW Local 74 president[60]
Labor unions
Organizations
Fred Hubbell
Statewide officials
State legislators
Newspaper
Andy McGuire
John Norris
  • Marti Anderson, state representative
  • Jo Oldson, state representative
  • Brad Anderson, 2014 Democratic Secretary of State nominee
  • Tom Hockensmith, Polk County Supervisor
  • Rod Sullivan, Johnson County Supervisor
  • Travis Weipert, Johnson County Auditor
  • Andrew Wenthe, mayor of Fayette, former state representative
  • Brian Quirk, former state representative
  • Don Ruby, Iowa Democratic Party Secretary
  • Daryll Beal, former state senator
  • Norm Sterzenbach, former executive director, Iowa Democratic Party
  • Roger Thomas, former state representative
  • Marcia Nichols, former political director for AFSCME 61
  • Dave Schroeder, former state representative
Todd Prichard (withdrew)

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Hubbell—70–80%
  Hubbell—60–70%
  Hubbell—50–60%
  Hubbell—40–50%
  Hubbell—<40%
  Glasson—<40%
  Norris—60–70%
  Boulton—<40%
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Hubbell 99,245 55.4
Democratic Cathy Glasson 36,815 20.6
Democratic John Norris 20,498 11.4
Democratic Andy McGuire 9,404 5.2
Democratic Nate Boulton (withdrawn) 9,082 5.1
Democratic Ross Wilburn 3,880 2.2
Democratic Write-ins 200 0.0
Total votes 179,124 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson received 3.8 percent of the votes in Iowa in 2016, surpassing the 2 percent threshold to attain full political party status.[75] As a result, the Libertarian Party will be allowed to hold a primary to select a nominee.[75]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Marco Battaglia, musician[76]
  • Jake Porter, nominee for Secretary of State in 2010 and 2014[77][78][79]

Endorsements[edit]

Jake Porter
Newspaper

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jake Porter 962 54.4
Libertarian Marco Battaglia 678 38.3
Libertarian Write-ins 129 7.3
Total votes 1,769 100

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Brent Roske (withdrew)

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[88] Toss-up June 29, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[89] Tilt R August 31, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[90] Toss-up July 19, 2018
Real Clear Politics[91] Toss-up September 11, 2018
Daily Kos[92] Lean R June 5, 2018
Governing[93] Toss-up July 16, 2018
Politico[94] Toss-up September 5, 2018

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Kim
Reynolds (R)
Fred
Hubbell (D)
Other Undecided
Emerson College September 6–8, 2018 1,000 ± 3.2% 31% 36% 7% 26%
Selzer & Company January 28–31, 2018 801 ± 3.5% 42% 37% 12% 10%

Results[edit]

Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Reynolds (incumbent)
Democratic Fred Hubbell
Libertarian Jake Porter
Independent Gary Siegwarth
Total votes

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites