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Iowa's 1st congressional district
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Iowa's 1st congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Ashley Hinson
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Distribution
  • 66.35% urban
  • 33.65% rural
Population (2019) 774,014
Median income $61,542
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+1

Iowa's 1st congressional district is a congressional district is the U.S state of Iowa. It is in the northeast part of the state. The cities in the district are Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Republican Ashley Hinson who beat the Democrat Abby Finkenauer in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections.

Election history

Office Year District Statewide Nationwide
President 2000 Al Gore 52% – George W. Bush 45% Gore Bush
2004 John Kerry 53% – George W. Bush 46% Bush
2008 Barack Obama 58% – John McCain 41% Obama Obama
2012 Barack Obama 56% – Mitt Romney 43%
2016 Donald Trump 49% – Hillary Clinton 45% Trump Trump
2020 Donald Trump 50.8% – Joe Biden 47.4% Biden
U.S. Senator 2014 Joni Ernst 48.3% – Bruce Braley 47.9% Ernst n/a
Governor 2014 Terry Branstad 56% – Jack Hatch 41% Branstad
2018 Fred Hubbell 49.3% – Kim Reynolds 48% Reynolds

2002

2002 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nussle 112,280 57.15
Democrat Ann Hutchinson 83,779 42.65
No party Others 396 0.20
Total votes 196,455 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

2004 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nussle 159,993 55.16
Democrat Bill Gluba 125,490 43.26
Libertarian Mark Nelson 2,727 0.94
Independent Denny Heath 1,756 0.61
No party Others 88 0.03
Total votes 290,054 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

2006 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Bruce Braley 114,322 55.06
Republican Mike Whalen 89,729 43.22
Independent James Hill 2,201 1.06
Libertarian Albert W. Schoeman 1,226 0.59
No party Others 143 0.07
Total votes 207,621 100.00
Turnout  
Democrat gain from Republican
  • Note: James Hill ran on the Pirate Party platform on the ballot.

2008

2008 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Bruce Braley 186,991 64.56
Republican David Hartsuch 102,439 35.37
No party Others 199 0.07
Total votes 289,629 100.00
Turnout  
Democrat hold

2010

2010 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Bruce Braley 104,428 49.52
Republican Ben Lange 100,219 47.52
Libertarian Rob Petsche 4,087 1.94
Independent Jason A. Faulkner 2,092 0.99
No party Others 76 0.04
Total votes 210,902 100.00
Turnout  
Democrat hold

2012

2012 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Bruce Braley 222,422 54.90
Republican Ben Lange 162,465 40.10
Independent Gregory Hughes 4,772 1.18
Independent George Todd Krail II 931 0.23
No party Others 259 0.06
Total votes 405,110 100.00
Turnout  
Democrat hold

2014

2014 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Blum 145,383 51.18
Democrat Pat Murphy 138,335 48.70
No party Others 348 0.12
Total votes 284,066 100.00
Republican gain from Democrat

2016

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Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's 1st congressional district by county
2016 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Blum (incumbent) 206,903 53.7
Democrat Monica Vernon 177,403 46.1
No party Others 671 0.2
Total votes 384,977 100.00
Republican hold

2018

2018 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Abby Finkenauer 169,496 50.9 +4.8
Republican Rod Blum (incumbent) 153,077 45.6 −7.7
Libertarian Troy Hageman 10,239 3.1 +3.1
Write-ins 171 0.05 −0.15
Majority 16,419 5.3
Turnout 332,983 100
Democrat gain from Republican Swing +12.5

2020

2020 Iowa's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ashley Hinson 211,679 51.3
Democrat Abby Finkenauer (incumbent) 200,893 48.7
Majority
Republican gain from Democrat Swing
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