A Look At Iowa's Congressional Races

May 27, 2020

On June 2nd, Iowans will vote in the state's primary election, selecting the major party candidates who will vie for four U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in the November general election.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Valerie Hennings and Chris Larimer for a look at Iowa’s primary races in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Congressional districts, as well as the candidates vying for the chance to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst.


  • Chris Larimer, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
  • Valerie Hennings, associate professor of political science, Morningside College