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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
2010 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 3/19/10, Primary: 6/8/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/13/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 4, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
Governor, 54.0% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Chet Culver (D) 43.2%, Univ. Pres. / ex-Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R) 52.8%, ex-Des Moines school board member Jonathan Narcisse (I) 1.9%,
Eric Cooper (L) 1.3%,
Gregory James Hughes (I) 0.3%,
David Rosenfeld (SW) 0.2%,
write-in 0.2%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 54.0% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Patty Judge (D) 43.2%, St. Sen. Kim Reynolds (R) 52.8%, ex-pilot / truck driver Rick Marlar (I) 1.9%,
Nick Weltha (L) 1.3%,
Robin Prior-Celef (I) 0.3%,
Helen Meyers (SW) 0.2%,
write-in 0.2%,
Attorney General, unopposed in '06, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Tom Miller (D) 55.5%, attorney Brenna Findley (R) 44.4%, write-in 0.1%,
Secretary of State, 53.6% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Michael A. Mauro (D) 47.0%, councilman Matt Schultz (R) 49.8%, Jake Porter (L) 3.1%,
write-in 0.1%,
Treasurer, 100% in '06, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (D) 52.9%, Co. Treas. David D. Jamison (R) 47.0%, write-in votes 0.1%,
Auditor, 100% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
director of the Iowa Office for State-Federal Relations Jon Murphy (D) 43.5%, David A. Vaudt (R) 56.4%, write-in votes 0.1%,
Agriculture Secretary, 51.3% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republilcan,
farmer Francis Thicke (D) 37.1%, Bill Northey (R) 62.8%, write-in votes 0.1%,
Senator, 70.2% in '04, 5th term, Next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
'82 Gov. nominee Roxanne Conlin (D) 33.3%, Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley (R) 64.3%, attorney John Heiderscheit (L) 2.3%,
write-in 0.1%, Maggie Trowe (SW/WI),
Senator, 62.7% in '08, 6th term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Tom Harkin (D),
1st Congressional District, 64.6% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
Bruce Braley (D) 49.5%, ex-congressional aide Benjamin M. "Ben" Lange (R) 47.5%, Rob J. Petsche (L) 1.9%,
Jason A. Faulkner (I) 1.0%,
write-in 0.0%,
2nd Congressional District, 57.2% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Worth Watching,
David W. Loebsack (D) 51.0%, '08 nominee / ophthalmologist Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) 45.9%, computer network enigneer Gary Sicard (L) 1.9%,
Navy veteran Jon Tack (C) 1.1%,
write-in 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 56.4% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Leonard L. Boswell (D) 50.7%, St. Sen. Brad Zaun (R) 46.5%, Rebecca Williamson (SW) 2.6%,
write-in 0.2%,
4th Congressional District, 60.6% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
party activist Bill Maske (D) 32.0%, Tom Latham (R) 65.6%, Dan Lensing (I) 2.4%,
write-in 0.1%,
5th Congressional District, 59.8% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
attorney Matthew "Matt" Campbell (D) 32.4%, Steve King (R) 65.8%, Martin James Monroe (I) 1.9%,
write-in 0.1%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Iowa Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Iowa Media Links:
Ames Tribune
Bedford Times-Press
Bloomfield Democrat
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Council Bluff Daily Nonpareil
Des Moines Register
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald
Fort Madison Daily Democrat
Humboldt Independent
Iowa.com
Iowa Farmer Today
The Iowan Magazine
Iowa Newspapers
Iowa Political Hotline
Iowa Press/IPTV
Iowa Public Television
Kalona News
KCAU TV-9
KCRG TV-9
KDSM TV-17
KLJB TV-18
KMEG TV
Mason City Globe-Gazette
Quad-City News
Quad-City Times
Radio Iowa
Sioux City Journal
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier
WHO TV-13


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