THE HILL: Axne wins reelection in Iowa

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) won her reelection bid, fending off former GOP Rep. David Young's attempt to reclaim the seat in a close race.

The Associated Press declared Axne the winner Wednesday. She won 49 percent of the votes cast compared to Young's 48 percent. 

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Axne and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), who flipped the state's 1st Congressional District in 2018, became the first two women elected to represent Iowa in the House. Axne was one of the nearly two dozen first-term House Democrats that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pro-business lobbying group, endorsed this cycle. 

She serves on the House Agriculture and Financial Services committees and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a group of pro-economic growth and fiscally responsible Democrats.

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