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2000 Iowa Presidential and Congressional Results
Filing Deadline: 3/17/00, Primary: 6/6/00
Last Updated: November 10, 2000
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 50.3% in '96
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democrat, Others' Predictions,
Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (D) 48.54% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 48.22% Ralph Nader (G) 2.23%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (Rfm) 0.44%, Harry Browne (L) 0.24%, John S. Hagelin (I) 0.17%, Howard Phillips (C) 0.05%, James E. Harris Jr. (SW) 0.01%, David E. McReynolds (S) 0.01%, write in 0.09%
1st Congressional District, 56.5% in '98, 12th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Veteran,
county Democratic chair Robert E. "Bob" Simpson (D) 36.0% James A. "Jim" Leach (R) 61.8% college instructor Russell "Russ" Madden (L) 2.1%, write in 0.1%
2nd Congressional District, 55.2% in '98, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
Dubuque Co. Sup. / '96 nominee Donna L. Smith (D) 43.4% Jim Nussle (R) 55.6% '92 Grassroots Party nominee / '94 / '96 nominee Albert W. "Al" Schoeman (L) 0.9%, write in 0.0%
3rd Congressional District, 56.9% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat,
Leonard L. Boswell (D) 61.8% attorney / '96 Natural Law Party nominee Jay B. Marcus (R) 32.2% '98 nominee Joe Seerhussen (L) 1.4%, college administrator / '98 Reform Party Governor nominee Jim Hennager (Earth Federation) 0.4%, '98 Reform Party Lt. Gov. nominee Sue A. Atkinson (Ind) 4.2%, write in 0.0%
4th Congressional District, 65.2% in '98, 3rd term, might switch parties
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
attorney Michael L. "Mike" Huston (D) 36.7% Greg Ganske (R) 61.5% brewmaster Steve Zimmerman (L) 1.6%, Edwin Fruit (SW, WI) 0.2%, other write in 0.0%
5th Congressional District, 99.2% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
'98 write in candidate / writer Mike Palecek (D) 32.5% Tom Latham (R) 65.5% human resources director Ray Holtorf (I) 0.8%, farmer Ben Olsen (L) 1.2%,

1. Link to Predictions: (D.C.'s Political Report no longer assures that these links are active)
ABC News,
The Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti
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Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,

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

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


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