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Politics Day: Mid-Term Election Analysis

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Republicans hand a major defeat to President Obama and Senate Democrats, seizing control of the U.S. Senate; and Iowa makes history, electing its first female senator, Joni Ernst.

One lone Democrat remains in Iowa’s six-member congressional delegation to Washington. This politics day, host Ben Kieffer and several political analysts examine the results of Iowa’s races and fit them into the national picture, to ask, what may be in store for the final two years of the Obama presidency?

Joining the conversation: Dianne Bystrom, Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa.

What’s your takeaway from the election results? Join the conversation on Twitter @IPRTalk.

Sally echoes many IPR listeners in saying: “I tried to pick the best person, from my own research. I hated all the ads and waste of money.”

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River