Democratic nominees have won the White House in every cycle since the formation of the Republican Party in which they carried at least half of the region’s states.
The 2016 cycle was the first in history in which no state saw its voters split its ticket for these two offices.
Iowa freshmen U.S. Representatives have won their last 22 reelection bids since 1968.
Over the last half-century, only five of Iowa’s 25 exiting U.S. Representatives did not seek reelection or another elected office.
Iowa may be represented by different political parties in its 117th Congress U.S. House and U.S. Senate delegations for the first time in state history.
Iowa U.S. Representatives have won each of their last 196 renomination bids since the 1950 cycle.
Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin each had unusually close races for governor this cycle.
The 3rd CD member-elect is just the sixth candidate to win without the support of a majority of voters in the state out of more than 250 U.S. House elections since 1940.
A Democratic sweep of all four congressional districts would leave Iowans without a GOP member in its U.S. House delegation for the first time since the mid-1850s.
One in six former Iowa U.S. Senators died in office – although none in 80+ years.