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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
1996 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Results
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, 43.3% in '92
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democrat
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (D) 50.26% ex-U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole (R) 39.92% businessman H. Ross Perot (Rfm) 8.52%, consumer attorney Ralph Nader (G) 0.53%, businessman Harry Browne (L) 0.19%, Conservative Caucus founder Howard Phillips (T) 0.18%, Dr. John S. Hagelin (NL) 0.27%, James E. Harris, Jr. (SW) 0.03%,
Senator, 54.5% in '90
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Democrat, Cook Report: Leans Democrat, Roll Call: Leans Democrat, Rothenberg Report: Likely Incumbent, Campaign & Elections: 3:2 Democrat, Politics Now: Likely Democrat,
Tom Harkin (D) 51.8% U.S. Rep. James A. "Jim" Ross Lightfoot (R) 46.8% Sue Atkinson (I) 0.8%, Fred Gratzon (NL) 0.3%, Shirley E. Pena (SW) 0.1%, Joe Sulentic (I) 0.1%,
1st Cong. District, 60.2% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican
attorney / St. Sen. Bob "Ed" Rush (D) 45.7% James A. "Jim" Leach (R) 52.9% Thomas W. Isenhour (I) 0.9%, '94 nominee Michael J. Cuddehe (NL) 0.6%,
2nd Cong. District, 56% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 64% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Republican
County Supervisor Donna L. Smith (D) 45.9% Jim Nussle (R) 53.5% '92 Grassroots Party nominee / '94 nominee Albert W. Schoeman (L) 0.3%, Peter Lamoureux (NL) 0.3%,
3rd Cong. District, Jim Ross Lightfoot (R) running for U.S. Senate, 57.8% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Democrat, Politics Now: Toss Up, Hotline Hot Seat,
St. Sen. President Leonard L. Boswell (D) 49.2% ex-Iowa GOP chair Mike Mahaffey (R) 47.8% attorney Jay B. Marcus (NL) 1.4%, EdwardT. Rusk (SW) 1.1%, Dick Kruse (L) 0.5%,
4th Cong. District, 52.5% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Politics Now Toss Up, Hotline: Hot Seat,
TV Broadcaster Connie McBurney (D) 46.8% Greg Ganske (R) 52.1% Rogers Badgett (NL) 0.5%, Carl E. Olsen (L) 0.4%, Richard McBride (SW) 0.3%,
5th Cong. District, 60.8% in '94
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Republican, Politics Now: Safe Republican,
MacDonald "Marc" Smith (D) 33.7% Tom Latham (R) 65.4% Michael C. Dimick (NL) 0.9%,

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

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