Iowa HD #89 Special Election – January 31, 2017

There is a special election today in Iowa State House District #89, in Davenport.  This race is to fill the seat formerly held by Democrat Jim Lykam, who won a December 27th Special Election to become the new State Senator in Iowa Senate District #45.

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Iowa SD #45 Special Election Tracking Sheet – Dec. 27, 2016

As I noted earlier, there is a Special Election today in Iowa State Senate District #45 in Davenport.  Democrats have held this seat for a long time, and they nominated a high-profile candidate, State Rep. Jim Lykam, so they should hold onto this seat.  However, the election is two days after Christmas, when many voters will still be focused on the holidays, and Democratic turnout in special elections tends to be down generally.  So as the results come in, how will we know how the race is going?

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Iowa Senate District #45 Special Election – Dec. 27, 2016

Polls are open until 9pm in Davenport, Iowa, for today’s Special Election in Iowa State Senate District #45.  The election is being held to replace the late Sen. Dr. Joe Seng (D), a veterinarian who passed away from cancer in mid-September.

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Local & Special Elections – November 9, 2016

About last night….

The incredible 2016 election campaign gave way to an even more unbelievable election night, what with Donald Trump’s unprecedented victory, combined with another cycle of massive Republican gains in gubernatorial and state legislative races while suffering only minimal seat losses in Senate and Congressional contests.  Obviously, what was even more amazing was the fact that these outcomes were so different from what most polls and political analysts had expected.

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