While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.
Iowa U.S. Representatives have successfully defended each of their last 187 renomination bids over the last 66 years.
Since 1988, 27 of Iowa’s 99 counties have backed every winner of the Republican statewide caucus vote.
Just a dozen counties in the Hawkeye State have backed every winner of the party’s caucus since 1980.
A full seven day gap between Iowa and New Hampshire has occurred in seven of the 12 presidential cycles since 1972.
Branstad has served as governor for one out of eight days since Iowa achieved statehood.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Rod Blum or David Young could become the first freshman Iowa U.S. House member to be unseated by a Democrat since 1890.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.