Iowa House Seat Goes GOP First Time in 46 Years!


 

A portent of things to come? A Special Election held in Iowa for a Iowa House seat gave a huge win for the GOP. 2820 to 1890 votes for the win. The Seat went 59/41 Dem in 2018 cycle. Dems had held it for decades. Not shabby at all.

Meanwhile our friends at CNN are beside themselves with the Trump rally over the weekend in Iowa. No wonder.

 

Congrats to Jon Dunwell!

(District map courtesy of Iowa state government, headshot courtesy of Jon Dunwell campaign)

 

Iowa Capitol Dispatch:

Republican Jon Dunwell won a special election to the Iowa House on Tuesday, flipping a seat from blue to red ahead of the 2022 session.

Dunwell is a pastor and financial professional from Newton. He will replace Rep. Wes Breckenridge, a Democrat, as the representative for House District 29, which includes Newton, Colfax, Prairie City, Kellogg, Mingo, Baxter and surrounding rural areas.

Dunwell won Tuesday’s special election with 60% of the vote, according to unofficial results published by the Iowa Secretary of State. Democratic opponent Steve Mullan, a Newton City Council member and retired teacher, lost the election by nearly 1,000 votes.

CNN:

While Donald Trump has held several rallies since the January 6 Capitol insurrection, his rally in Iowa Saturday was the most alarming by far.

Clip….

You don’t need to be a historian to recognize the danger in a political party showing blind loyalty to one person. These GOP elected officials just several months ago rightly criticized Trump and his role in the false election claims that led to the January 6 attack. With their presence at his rally this weekend, it seems they’ve now changed their tune.

Perhaps they now agree with Trump’s lies. But it’s more likely their flip-flop comes from recent polls showing that 91% of Republicans in Iowa view Trump favorably.
 
That, and not wanting to face the wrath of Trump, like Georgia Gov. Kemp, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and other Republicans who have dared to speak truthfully about the election.
 
But who knows what Trump whim will be the next litmus test for remaining in his good graces?
 
When even Grassley, Iowa’s longest-serving US senator, thinks it’s “smart” politics to no longer criticize
Trump for his un-American attack on our democracy and instead praise him in a pursuit of an eighth term in the Senate, it’s clear that the party is no longer defined by policy ideas but by absolute loyalty to Trump and his influence.
 
To put it bluntly, today’s GOP is how democracies die.
 
 
 

It sure looks like democracy is live and well in Iowa!

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23 Responses to “Iowa House Seat Goes GOP First Time in 46 Years!”

  1. Baysider Says:

    Bunk, Newsom was on his way out until it was clear that Larry Elder was a clear and present danger in the election!! All the big guns came out and it was an Elder-Trump pairing fest. “You’re not electing a strong black man, you’re electing a Trump cutout.” Even a woman supporter to whom he gave a hug (the daughter of a very prominent Democrat who endorsed Elder) was made to look in the paper like he had just assaulted her. Yeah, the electric mower thing. Virtue signaling that translates to “we just transferred OUR pollution somewhere else, somewhere they make the electricity.”

    “a political party showing blind loyalty to one person.” Hmm, now CNN. Did you ever hear the name Obama?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I recall you are from the land of fruits and nuts as well…. it much be especially painful to watch Newsom go right on moving with this inane agenda… it took how many commissions and meetings to figure out working 24 hour shifts 7 days a week might help out the backup of the shipping containers?
      Now if Larry Elder would get off selling his pain medicine on TV we could all go back to the old days.

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  2. peter3nj Says:

    Speaking of knuckleheads and Virginia voters, parents mobbing left wing school boards protesting the teaching of CRT, come Election Day the Democrats will get 60-70% of the those same parents votes from dog catcher to Governor.

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  3. nrringlee Says:

    The vote split will indicate one thing: how many of our fellow citizens are still tightly held in the grip of propaganda. As the nation and the culture collapses around us it is interesting to see how many people fail to discern the true from the false. In Iowa the split appears to be approaching 60/40. Sometimes it take a preacher to point out the obvious.

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    Nice, but don’t let your guard down. Especially don’t drop your eye from the RINOs who sneak into the GOP fold. I say this as a conservative whose Representative is Dan Crenshaw and one senator is John Cornyn.

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  5. peter3nj Says:

    So who are sweating more the Democrats or the RINO?
    Meanwhile here in the People’s Republic of New Jersey we are on track for a huge win for incumbent democrat Governor Phil Murphy sporting a 10 point lead over his republican opponent. It seems NJ residents are happy with the country’s highest real estate taxes, broken roads and sanctuary state status. So what is Murphy running on why none other than the old standby abortion rights. The TV and radio attack ads are relentless: abortion rights abortion rights abortion rights. Meanwhile signs are plastered everywhere reading “Stop the Trump agenda, vote Governor Murphy.” Why change what works? Is it possible Iowans are smarter than Jerseyites?

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