Iowa's 1st Congressional District

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Iowa's 1st Congressional District
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Current incumbentBruce Braley Democratic Party
Population763,903
Gender49.5% Male, 50.5% Female
Race92.1% White, 3.2% Black, 1.1% Asian
Ethnicity3.2% Hispanic
Unemployment6.1%
Median household income$50,125
High school graduation rate91.1%
College graduation rate24.9%
Iowa's 1st Congressional District covers the northeastern part of the state. The district includes Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Bremer, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Linn, Benton, Iowa, Poweshiek, Marshall and Tama counties.[1]

The current representative of the 1st Congressional District is Bruce Braley (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of Iowa held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Rod Blum (R) defeated Pat Murphy (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Murphy 48.7% 138,335
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRod Blum 51.2% 145,383
Total Votes 283,718
Source: Iowa Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Rumored candidates

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

2012

See also: Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

The 1st Congressional District of Iowa held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bruce Braley won re-election in the district.[24]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Braley Incumbent 56.9% 222,422
     Republican Ben Lange 41.6% 162,465
     Independent Gregory Hughes 1.2% 4,772
     Independent George Todd Krail II 0.2% 931
Total Votes 390,590
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bruce Braley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Benjamin M. Lange (R), Rob J. Petsche (L) and Jason A. Faulkner (I) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Braley incumbent 49.5% 104,428
     Republican Benjamin M. Lange 47.5% 100,219
     Libertarian Rob J. Petsche 1.9% 4,087
     Independent Jason A. Faulkner 1% 2,092
     N/A Write-In 0% 76
Total Votes 210,902

2008
On November 4, 2008, Bruce Braley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Hartsuch (R) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Braley incumbent 64.6% 186,991
     Republican David Hartsuch 35.4% 102,439
Total Votes 289,430

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bruce Braley won election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Whalen (R), James F. Hill (Pirate) and Albert W. Shoeman (Nominated by Petition) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Braley 55.1% 114,322
     Republican Mike Whalen 43.2% 89,729
     Pirate James F. Hill 1.1% 2,201
     Nominated by Petition Albert W. Shoeman 0.6% 1,226
Total Votes 207,478

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Nussle won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Gluba (D), Mark Nelson (L) and Denny Heath (Nominated by Petition) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Nussle incumbent 55.2% 159,993
     Democratic Bill Gluba 43.3% 125,490
     Libertarian Mark Nelson 0.9% 2,727
     Nominated by Petition Denny Heath 0.6% 1,756
     N/A Write-in 0% 88
Total Votes 290,054

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Nussle won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Hutchinson (D) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Nussle 57.2% 112,280
     Democratic Ann Hutchinson 42.6% 83,779
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 396
Total Votes 196,455

2000
On November 7, 2000, James A. Leach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Simpson (D) and Russ Madden (L) in the general election.[30]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames A. Leach incumbent 61.8% 164,972
     Democratic Bob Simpson 36.1% 96,283
     Libertarian Russ Madden 2.1% 5,564
     Scattering 0.1% 171
Total Votes 266,990

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st Congressional District of Iowa after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Iowa

In 2011, the Iowa State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

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