Dems win back Iowa seat after swing of 22% against Trumpski


Democrats have won back a seat from Trump’s Republicans in Iowa in a special election after a swing of 22%. The win is a sign of how just how fast and far Trump’s base has crumbled after he has spectacularly failed to fulfil his election pledges, preferring instead to start a new cash for favours scam, specifically with his son in law and daughter, selling out US interests.
 

From Iowastartingonline

Iowa Democrats pulled off an impressive and important victory in a Southeast Iowa special election this evening, boosting the party’s hopes that 2018 could be a bounce-back year. Democratic veterinarian Phil Miller of Fairfield comfortably defeated Republican farmer Travis Harris of Davis County, 4,021 to 3,324 (about 55% to 45%), thanks largely to a massive victory in his hometown of Jefferson County. That means Democrats will hold on to a key rural swing district that Donald Trump won in November by 22 points.

Although voter registration numbers are relatively even in District 82 – 6,611 registered Republicans to 6,257 registered Democrats – Trump defeated Hillary Clinton here 57.8% to 36.4%. That was a big swing from Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney here in 2012, 49.7% to 47.9%, and emblematic of the new Republican advantage in Southeast Iowa. Many Iowa political observers have wondered if this trend was permanent, or if strong, local Democratic candidates could still prevail.

https://iowastartingline.com/2017/08/08/iowa-democrats-win-special-election-in-trump-22-district/

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