Republicans stated in the course of the marketing campaign that they felt good about their incumbents and likewise believed that they had their very own alternatives to alter the seats held by Democrats.
Democrats solely obtained one seat: In suburban Cedar Rapids, the place Democrat Eric Gjerde defeated Republican Sally Ann Abbott in an open-seat race beforehand held by Republican Ashley Hinson, who gained a congressional race On tuesday evening.
In the meantime, Republicans traded seven seats held by Democrats: Within the Polk County suburbs, Eddie Andrews defeated incumbent Karin Derry and Garrett Goble defeated incumbent Heather Matson; Brooke Boden defeated incumbent Scott Ourth in Warren County; Cherielynn Westrich defeated incumbent Mary Gaskill in Wapello County; Martin Graber defeated incumbent Jeff Kurtz in Lee County; and Chad Ingels defeated Jodi Grover in a vacant Fayette County seat held by Democrats.
And Steven Bradley defeated incumbent Andy McKean, a former Republican who switched events to develop into a Democrat in 2019, in Jackson County.
The Iowa Senate may also stay below Republican management after Tuesday’s election. Most have been by no means actually unsure, as Republicans entered the election with a 32-18 lead.
“That is a mandate,” stated Jack Whitver, Republican Majority Chief within the Ankeny Senate, in post-election remarks. “That may be a mandate for what we’re doing right here within the state of Iowa.”