Iowa

5 seats: 4R, 1D     D 51

Despite some well-financed challengers, Iowa incumbents had a breather in 1998 from their recent history of narrowly-won House elections. Although Iowa's non-partisan redistricting process resulted in competitive districts this decade, Iowans still like incumbents only one challenger was able to defeat an incumbent in the 1982-1998 period. The seats of Jim Leach and Jim Nussle would be particularly vulnerable if open.
 
  1. Jim Leach (R), 1976 Win*
  '98: 57 '96: 53 '94: 60 '92: 68   D 55
 
  2. Jim Nussle (R), 1990 Win*
  '98: 55 '96: 53 '94: 56 '92: 50 D 54
 
  3. Leonard Boswell (D), 1996 Win*
  '98: 57 '96: 49 ['94: R 58 '92: R 49]   D 51
 
  4. Greg Ganske (R), 1994 Win*
  '98: 65 '96: 52 '94: 53 ['92: D 62]   50-50
 
  5. Tom Latham (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 65 '94: 61 ['92: R 99]   R 55


Iowa's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Iowa 1982 to 1998
 


 
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