Republican Iowa State Senator Zach Nunn defeated Democratic Representative Cindy Axne in the race for Hawkeye State’s Third Congressional District.
The Associated Press called the race for Nunn at 3:20 p.m. EST.
Nunn’s overthrow of Axne means Hawkeye State is now represented only by Republicans at the federal level. Plus, it’s a massive victory for the House GOP, as the National Party is spending a lot of time and money to secure a victory in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.
After the win, Nunn said, “Since day one, we’ve been a core team of Iowans from across the district ready to bring our Iowa values to DC. We are humbled and honored to have won our mission and are ready to bring change to our country.
“We didn’t get into this race to win, we got into this race to serve — and after hearing directly from Iowans over the past few months, it’s clear we need to get to work,” Nunn continued. before explaining his plans for when he arrives in Congress next year.
He explained that some of his “top priorities” are fixing our economy, tackling record inflation and massive government spending, and helping to “get our country back on track.” He also wants to work to secure the US-Mexico border and strengthen national security.
“It’s clear that the people of Iowa are tired of divisive, corrupt and power grabbing politicians – with our victory, we look forward to serving Iowans and continuing to put service before ourselves,” said he explained.
Despite all that, the race result comes as no surprise to some, as polls have shown Nunn ahead of Axne in recent months. Nunn’s latest internal poll showed him leading Axne by two points with likely voters in the 2022 general election 46% to 44%.
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