Republicans expand dominance in Iowa

DES MOINES — Republicans holding an outsized portion of Iowa's top elected positions is nothing new: Even before last week's elections, Republicans...

November 13, 2022
10:28 AM

DES MOINES — Republicans holding an outsized portion of Iowa's top elected positions is nothing new: Even before last week's elections, Republicans pulled all the levers in the state lawmaking process and occupied most of Iowa's statewide offices and seats in Congress.But in these elections, Iowa voters expanded Republicans' authority to levels not seen in the state since the 1950s — when U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley was first elected to public office.What does that mean for, at the very least, the next two years in Iowa?The résumé of Iowa Republicans coming out of the elections is as impressive as it is rare:By an 18-point margin, Iowa reelected Gov.

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