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Jon Dunwell, a Republican, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in a special election.
Wes Breckenridge, a Democrat, will be replaced by Dunwell.
This is the first time in decades that this seat has turned red, which bodes well for Republicans in next year’s midterm elections.
Devan Seabaugh, a Republican, defeated Democrat Priscilla Smith by a landslide margin of 26 percentage points, 63 percent to 37 percent.
Rep. Bert Reeves, a Republican, won only 12 percent of the vote in 2020.
To reclaim the House majority in November, Republicans will need a net gain of 5 seats.