Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 5, 2012
Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 5, 2012.
Iowa's 2nd congressional district generally covers most of the southeastern part of the state including Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
Heading into the election none of Iowa's current members of Congress reside in the newly-drawn 2nd district. Dave Loebsack (D) will move from Linn County to Johnson County in order to avoid a primary against Bruce Braley and continue representing the 2nd congressional district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Iowa
The 2nd district has become slightly more favorable to Republicans as a result of the inclusion of Scott County, but retains Democratic-leaning Johnson County. The new 2nd district includes Davenport and Iowa City.
On November 2, 2010, Dave Loebsack won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R), Gary Sicard (L), and Jon Tack (C) in the general election.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- John Archer's Campaign Website
- Dan Dolan's Campaign Website
- Richard Gates' Campaign Website
- Dave Loebsack's Campaign Website
- The Iowa Independent "Loebsack makes re-election hopes in new 2nd District official" Accessed December 16, 2011
- Iowa Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List" Accessed March 19, 2012
- The Gazette "Quad Cities attorney to challenge Loebsack" Accessed December 16, 2011
- The Quad City Times "Dolan is Loebsack's first GOP challenger" Accessed December 16, 2011
- Gates for Congress "Lost and Found" Accessed March 19, 2012
- Roll Call "Race Ratings: Competitive Races On Tap in Iowa" Accessed February 29, 2012
- Des Moines Register "Filing deadline makes official big battles in Iowa's 3rd, 4th districts" Accessed March 19, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 5, 2011