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Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Iowa's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Dave Loebsack Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Loebsack Democratic Party
David Loebsack.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Lean D[3]

Iowa U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Iowa will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Iowa is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is closed, but voters are allowed to change their political party affiliation on election day.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dave Loebsack (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District generally covers most of the southeastern part of the state including Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Decatur, Wayne, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, Lee, Henry, Des Moines, Louisa, Muscatine, Cedar, Johnson, Cedar, Scott, Clinton, Washington, Keokuk, Mahaska, Marion and Jasper counties are included in this district.[5]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Announced candidates

General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Dave Loebsack (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Archer in the general election.

U.S. House, Iowa District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Loebsack Incumbent 55.6% 211,863
     Republican John Archer 42.5% 161,977
     Independent Alan Aversa 1.9% 7,112
Total Votes 380,952
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


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.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Loebsack Incumbent 51% 115,839
     Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 45.9% 104,319
     Liberterian Gary Sicard 1.9% 4,356
     Constitution Jon Tack 1.1% 2,463
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 198
Total Votes 227,175

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