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Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley speaks during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Republicans prepare for upcoming legislative session

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 6, 2022

With Republicans holding the trifecta of power in Iowa, the party has a hefty mandate to enact a conservative agenda during the upcoming legislative session. Democrats, however, are planning to go...

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller speaks with the press at the Iowa Democratic watch party at Hotel Fort in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Miller lost to Brenna Bird after serving a combined 38 years in office.

A change in the political party in the office of the attorney general could affect abortion in Iowa

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter December 4, 2022

Iowa’s next chief legal officer is poised to support Republican efforts to restrict abortion access, as the longtime Democratic Iowa attorney general’s office is among the seats flipped by Iowa...

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand shakes hands with a supporter during the Kinney Summer BBQ Bash at the Kinney Family Farm in Oxford, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Democratic candidate Kevin Kinney, D-Iowa, is running for Iowa Senate, District 39.

Democrat Rob Sand wins state auditor’s race, Todd Halbur concedes

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 19, 2022

Auditor Rob Sand is the only Democrat to win a statewide race in Iowa’s 2022 elections. In a close race, Sand won reelection against Republican Todd Halbur. According to the Iowa Secretary of State’s...

Precinct election official James Amlong eats lunch on the steps of Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City during Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Amlong has been working in Iowa City polls for elections for over 10 years. “Exercise your right,” Amlong said. “It’s the only place in the world you can peacefully vote at.”

JoCo election officials reflect on the 2022 midterm amid national threats

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 13, 2022

Among a national rise in election denial and death threats toward election officials, Iowa election officials sought to prove to voters that the state’s elections are safe and secure. The falsehoods...

Voters get set up to vote on Election Day at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Election roundup: The results of every midterm race, simplified

DI Staff November 11, 2022

Governor Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will remain in power after winning her reelection bid on Tuesday night. She beat a challenge from Democrat Deidre DeJear and Libertarian Rick Stewart, winning with...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Nov. 8, 2022.

Red wave hits Iowa in clean sweep for Republicans holding federal office

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 10, 2022

Republicans swept nearly all statewide races on Tuesday night in what many candidates and voters called a “red wave” this midterm election. Despite the results, elected officials said that Iowa...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

2022 midterm sees second highest midterm voter turnout in Iowa

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter November 10, 2022

More than 1,220,000 Iowans voted in the midterm election on Tuesday — the second-highest turnout nationwide. The 2018 midterm election still takes first place where 1,329,930 Iowans voted. "My...

Iowa Republican candidate for the U.S. House, Zach Nunn, speaks after winning election during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Nunn defeated Cindy Axne.

Nunn beats incumbent Axne as Republicans sweep Congressional races

Emily Nyberg and Ryan Hansen November 9, 2022

Republican Zach Nunn defeated two-term incumbent Democrat Cindy Axne for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Nunn edged out Axne by just over 2,000 votes, according to unofficial results from the...

Mariannette Miller-Meeks is seen at her watch party on Nov. 8, 2022. Miller-Meeks is running in the first district.

Republican Rep. Miller-Meeks wins reelection in Iowa’s 1st District

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter November 8, 2022

Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks was reelected to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District late Tuesday. Miller-Meeks ran against Democratic state Rep. Christina Bohannan. As of 12:30...

Candidate for Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird delivers a speech after being elected during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Bird defeated Tom Miller in this year’s election.

Brenna Bird takes Attorney General, several blue seats expected to flip

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 9, 2022

Iowa Republicans are projected to flip several state office seats from blue to red. Statewide offices including the secretary of state, treasurer, secretary of agriculture, and attorney general...

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters during a watch party for the 2022 Iowa midterm elections at Spare Time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Hinson is up for reelection for her seat in the house against state Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha.

Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson retains 2nd District seat, Liz Mathis concedes

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 8, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, the incumbent in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, took the stage in Cedar Rapids late Tuesday to proclaim victory. Her opponent, Democrat Liz Mathis, conceded...

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley takes the stage after winning reelection during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Grassley wins reelection, Franken falls short

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 8, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley was reelected on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate for his 41st consecutive year in the position. Grassley won the race with 678,738 votes while his competitor, Mike Franken had 531,589...

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