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2020 Election Results: Iowa House Of Representatives

Republicans hold a slim majority in the Iowa House with 53 seats to the Democrats’ 47, and Democrats see this as their year to break the Republican Party’s control over the Iowa Capitol.

In 2016, Iowans not only helped vote President Trump into office, they also put Republicans in control of the Iowa Senate. Since then, Republicans have controlled the Iowa House of Representatives, Senate, and governor’s office.

For four straight legislative sessions, the GOP has had the power to pass state laws and decide how to spend taxpayer dollars, mostly without needing any support from Democrats. If Democrats gain control of the House, the parties will have to compromise.

Some of the most competitive House races are where Democrats are trying to pick up the few remaining suburban seats held by Republicans, as well as flip or hold onto some rural districts that went for Trump in 2016. Republicans are hoping to hold onto their remaining suburban districts and are trying to flip some rural areas currently held by Democrats.

These races have also attracted a lot of money, with Democrats outraising Republicans in most of the top races, according to a Des Moines Register analysis of campaign finance reports.

Below are the 2020 Iowa House races by district. Any district not listed is an uncontested race.