The district: Iowa’s 1st congressional district covers the northeastern part of the state and has been represented by Rep. Rod Blum–a proud member of the Freedom Caucus–since 2015. The district has historically been Democratic and was represented by former Rep. Bruce Braley until 2014.
Our candidate: Abby Finkenauer represents Dubuque in the Iowa state House, having first been elected in 2014. In her time serving in elected office, she has become known as a staunch defender of working families and a vocal advocate for women. She also currently serves on the board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. She emerged from the four-way June Democratic primary with 67% of the vote.
The district: Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District (IA-03) covers the southwestern portion of the state, including Des Moines, and has been represented by Republican Rep. David Young since 2015. The district was previously represented by longtime Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell and voted for President Obama in 2012 before swinging narrowly for President Trump in 2016.
Our Candidate: Cindy Axne is a fifth-generation Iowan and a digital design business owner, and she is the Democratic nominee in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. From 2005-2014, she worked for the State of Iowa to help over twenty different agencies deliver services more efficiently.
The district: Iowa’s 4th Congressional District (IA-04) includes the northwestern portion of the state and has been represented by Rep. Steve King since 2013.
Our Candidate: JD Scholten is the Democratic nominee in IA-04, where he is running to retire Rep. Steve King. Rep. King has a long history of peddling in racist rhetoric and stoking Islamophobic hysteria, and he has drawn frequent criticism and outrage as a result. Scholten has stepped up to challenge Rep. King, and he is running a strong campaign to represent Iowans who are ready for a Congressman who shares their values.