Iowa Special Election Results Are In, GOP Flips Long-Held Blue Seat

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Things are going horribly for Democrats.

A legislative seat held for decades by Democrats in Iowa is no longer blue.

Republicans flipped in red.

In the “Trump-hostile” state of Connecticut, Republicans won back a state senate seat.

This occurred in an affluent suburban where folks have been anti-Trump.

Here’s a quick review of the history of this Iowa seat:

“This district went (62/38) blue in 2012,” Townhall reports. “Then (51/38) in 2016.”

“It shifted back to deeper blue territory in the Democratic wave year of 2018, only to become a three-point squeaker in 2020,” the report added.

In yesterday’s special, Republicans won by a 20-point margin.

This is what change looks like:

Townhall’s Guy Benson mentions a few reasons for this swing:

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