Hart Mounts Challenge to Outcome in Iowa's Second District
State News
Hart Mounts Challenge to Outcome in Iowa's Second District
2020-12-02 19:26:43
by Dan McCue

WHEATLAND, Iowa - Democrat Rita Hart is challenging the vote totals in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, two days after a state board certified Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks the winner in a contest that came down to just six votes. The race... Read More

Iowa Canvassing Board Certifies Republican as Winner of 2nd District Race
State News
Iowa Canvassing Board Certifies Republican as Winner of 2nd District Race
2020-11-30 20:53:57
by Dan McCue

In the end, it came down to a razor thin margin of six votes out of 394,441 cast, but that was margin enough for the Iowa state canvassing board Monday to declare Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks winner of the state's hotly... Read More

GOP Candidate Clings to 8-vote Lead in US House Race in Iowa
State News
GOP Candidate Clings to 8-vote Lead in US House Race in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate saw her vote lead dwindle to single digits Wednesday in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District as a dramatic recount moved toward a conclusion in a race that will help determine the size of... Read More

Uncalled House Race in Iowa Grows Ever Tighter
2020 Elections
Uncalled House Race in Iowa Grows Ever Tighter
2020-11-25 16:23:49
by Dan McCue

Throughout the 2020 election cycle a persistent narrative was just how divided the United States has become. But an as-yet uncalled House race in Iowa is taking the concept of a nation equally divided between Republicans and Democrats to a... Read More

OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
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OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
2020-11-02 05:26:51
by TWN Staff

About Bentz: Cliff Bentz is a third generation Oregonian, raised on his family’s cattle ranches in Harney County. He attended Whitehorse Ranch and Pine Creek Grade Schools. At age 14, he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle... Read More

NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
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NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
2020-11-02 03:38:02
by TWN Staff

About Negron: Steve Negron is the founder, president and CEO of Integron, LLC, a small, minority- and Veteran-owned company in Nashua N.H. This is his second time running for Congress in the 2nd district.  A longtime officer in the U.S.... Read More

NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
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NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
2020-11-02 03:19:23
by TWN Staff

About McLane Kuster: Ann L. McLane Kuster was born and raised in Concord, N.H. Her parents were community leaders who taught her the importance of public service through example. McLane Kuster's mother, Susan McLane, served in the New Hampshire State... Read More

NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
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NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
2020-11-01 11:53:39
by TWN Staff

About Ross: Deborah Ross grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her the belief that with opportunity comes responsibility and that through public service she could help others and make a difference.... Read More

KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
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KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
2020-11-01 09:46:42
by TWN Staff

About LaTurner: LaTurner was twice elected to represent the people of Southeast Kansas in the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017. Seen as an innovator and champion of conservative reform, LaTurner helped spearhead welfare-to-work reform in Kansas. LaTurner led the fight,... Read More

HI-02: Kai Kahele (D)
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HI-02: Kai Kahele (D)
2020-11-01 06:52:29
by TWN Staff

About Kahele:  Kaialiʻi (Kai) Kahele was appointed to the Hawaiʻi State Senate by Gov. David Ige in February, 2016 following the untimely and unexpected death of his father, the late Sen. Gil Kahele. He was subsequently elected and re-elected by... Read More

AR-02: French Hill (R)
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AR-02: French Hill (R)
2020-10-31 16:19:16
by TWN Staff

About Hill: A ninth generation Arkansan, French Hill is the 22nd member of Congress to represent central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected on November 4, 2014, and began his first congressional term on January 3,... Read More

AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
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AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
2020-10-31 16:16:30
by TWN Staff

About Elliott: Joyce Elliott grew up in the tiny community of Willisville, Ark., where she graduated from high school in a class of nine students.   Elliott was only the second person of color to graduate from the newly integrated school.... Read More

IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
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IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
2020-10-31 16:03:10
by TWN Staff

About Hart: Rita Hart is a lifelong Iowan, farmer, and 20-year educator.  She grew up in Charles City, Iowa in a “divided household” — her mom a Republican, her dad a Democrat. Her mother spent most of her life with a damaged heart,... Read More

IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
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IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
2020-10-31 16:02:03
by TWN Staff

About Miller-Meeks: Mariannette Miller-Meeks dreamed of becoming a teacher, however, in 10th grade, she and her younger brother were severely burned in a kitchen fire. While at the hospital, she was treated by a physical therapist who went out of... Read More

VA-02: Scott Taylor (R)
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VA-02: Scott Taylor (R)
2020-10-31 00:53:56
by TWN Staff

About Taylor: Scott Taylor was raised by his mother, a single parent, in a small town on the Eastern Shore. Taylor began working on a farm at 11 years old and soon after was introduced to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters... Read More

VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
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VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
2020-10-31 00:49:47
by TWN Staff

About Luria: Elaine Luria served her country in uniform for 20 years. When her peers were heading off to college, she joined the U.S. Navy at 17. Luria served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer... Read More

NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
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NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
2020-10-30 23:58:12
by TWN Staff

About Gordon: Jackie Gordon is a combat veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader. Jackie was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. While in college and teaching in local schools, she enlisted... Read More

NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
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NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
2020-10-30 23:57:04
by TWN Staff

About Garbarino: Andrew Garbarino was raised on Long Island and went to Sayville High School, where he participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. After graduating from high school, he attended college at The George Washington... Read More

NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
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NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
2020-10-30 23:54:37
by TWN Staff

About Harrell: Born and raised in New Mexico, Yvette Herrell served for four terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives, and is the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District. She has owned and operated several... Read More

NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
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NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
2020-10-30 23:51:56
by TWN Staff

About Torres Small: Xochitl Torres Small grew up in Las Cruces, N.M. Torres Small watched her mom go to school early and stay long after the last bell rang to help her students succeed and saw her father go the... Read More

NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
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NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
2020-10-30 23:14:16
by TWN Staff

About Van Drew: Van Drew was a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. He lives in Cape May County, where he is a life member of the Ocean View Fire Company.... Read More

NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
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NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
2020-10-30 23:13:36
by TWN Staff

About Kennedy: Amy Kennedy is the education director of The Kennedy Forum. An educator by training, she has more than a decade of experience working in public schools in New Jersey.  She serves on the boards of Mental Health America,... Read More

NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
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NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
2020-10-30 23:10:34
by TWN Staff

About Eastman : Kara Eastman has more than 20 years of experience leading non-profit organizations. She is currently president of Kara Eastman Partners, a small business that provides consulting services in the non-profit sector.  An MSW in Social Work, she... Read More

NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
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NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
2020-10-30 23:09:17
by TWN Staff

About Bacon: Don Bacon was raised on a farm in the Midwest. He worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science degree in 1984. He married his college girlfriend, Angie, in the same... Read More

MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
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MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
2020-10-30 22:58:00
by TWN Staff

About Wagner: Ann Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the private sector, local grassroots organizations and public service. She grew up in south St. Louis County. She went to elementary school there, high school at Cor Jesu Academy... Read More

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