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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

IOWA

Race Summary

Governor    (2241 of 2241 precincts reporting)
Vilsack (D) * 53%     Lightfoot (R) 47%    
Senate    (2241 of 2241 precincts reporting)
Osterberg (D) 32%     Grassley (R) * 68%    
House 01    (297 of 297 precincts reporting)
Rush (D) 43%     Leach (R) * 57%    
House 02    (485 of 485 precincts reporting)
Tully (D) 44%     Nussle (R) * 56%    
House 03    (496 of 496 precincts reporting)
Boswell (D) * 57%     McKibben (R) 42%    
House 04    (403 of 403 precincts reporting)
Dvorak (D) 34%     Ganske (R) * 66%    
House 05    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Latham (R) * 0%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R), first elected in 1982, is retiring. State Sen. Tom Vilsack (D) and former U.S. Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R) will face off in the contest for governor.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R), first elected in 1980 (he was elected to the U.S. House in 1974), is seeking his fourth term; former state Rep. David Osterberg (D) is his opponent.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

8 a.m. ET (7 a.m. CT) to 10 p.m. ET (9 p.m. CT)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Tom Harkin (D); first elected 1984; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (East; Cedar Rapids; Davenport; Iowa City):
    Bob Rush (D); Jim Leach (inc.) (R)
  • CD2 (Northeast; Waterloo; Dubuque):
    Robert Tully (D); Jim Nussle (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (South Central; Ames; Burlington):
    Leonard L. Boswell (inc.) (D); Larry McKibben (R)
  • CD4 (Southwest; Des Moines; Council Bluffs):
    John Dvorak (D); Greg Ganske (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (Northwest; Sioux City; Fort Dodge):
    No Democratic candidate; Tom Latham (inc.) (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    June 2

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    March 13


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 2

    To Watch:
    Constitutional Amendment 1: Basic Rights
    Would reword state Constitution to read that men "and women" have an equality of rights under the law.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 1 Democrat, 4 Republicans
    State Senate: 22 Democrats, 28 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 46 Democrats, 54 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 25 seats up
    House: All 100 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 2,138,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 1,850,366 (8/98)

    Democrats:          594,776     32%
    
    Republicans:        613,795     33%
    
    Reform Party:           709   0.03%
    
    Unaffiliated:       641,086     35%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    7


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Dukakis in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 50%
    Dole 40%
    Perot 9%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 43%
    Bush 37%
    Perot 19%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Dukakis 55%
    Bush 45%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 53%
    Mondale 46%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 51%
    Carter 39%
    Anderson 9%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 2,852,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 97.1%
    African American: 1.5%
    Asian: 0.8%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.4%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1% of voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Des Moines
    State Nickname: Hawkeye State

    After its 1980s slump, Iowa lost one of its congressional seats; the five it now claims are the state's smallest delegation since the 1850s. A politically conservative state, it is perhaps no coincidence that John Wayne was born in Iowa and Ronald Reagan once broadcast from there. The Hawkeye State holds the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. Iowan Sen. Tom Harkin ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. Iowa has only had two governors for more than 30 years: Bob Ray and Terry Branstad, both Republicans. In 1986, Grassley became the first Iowa senator to win re-election in 20 years.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Iowa Secretary of State
    http://www.sos.state.ia.us/
    Iowa Secretary of State Election Information
    http://www.sos.state.ia.us/election/elecmain.htm
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's Home Page
    http://www.state.ia.us/government/governor/index.html
    Iowa State Senate
    http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Members/77GA-members.html
    Iowa State House of Representatives
    http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Members/77GA-members.html

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    KCCI-TV (Des Moines)
    http://www.kcci.com/

    State Newspapers

    The Des Moines Register
    http://www.dmregister.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    http://www.GazetteOnline.com
    The Sioux City Journal
    http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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