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Iowa is a battleground state. Obama won Iowa twice and, and while Trump won Iowa in 2016, the President’s support has been falling among voters state-wide.

Trump’s trade war is having a seriously negative impact on Iowa’s economy. As both an agricultural and industrial state, Iowa relies on international markets.

Our primary objectives in Iowa are to: 1) flip the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Joni Ernst, 2) compete for the state’s six Electoral College votes, and 3) break unified GOP control of the state government by flipping the Iowa State House.

In the state House, we are currently targeting seven districts—five GOP-held seats and two Democratic holds. Geographically, these targets are distributed across the state and include races near Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Omaha, NE. All seven races were decided by razor-thin margins of less than 5% in 2018.

In the state Senate, we are currently targeting five districts—four GOP-held seats and one Democratic hold. Many of these geographies overlap with our state House targets in Iowa, and improving the performance of statewide Democratic candidates in these regions is critical to our pathway to victory in the Iowa General Assembly.

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  • Iowa Event Calendar
  • Write letters to voters/voter registration by mail with Vote Forward
  • Host a voter-by-mail party or other event (house party, unity debate watch party, fundraiser, phone bank, or in-state canvassing/voter registration event). More here


  • Join the Swing Left Greater Boston Iowa Interest Group
  • Swing Left Regional Organizing Coordinator Adam
  • Swing Left Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Director Jared
  • Swing Left groups (Des Moines zip code 50047)