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Elections 2020

State Facts

Capitol: Des Moines
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Motto: Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 52.2%
Mitt Romney: 46.4%

2008

Barack Obama: 54.2%
John McCain: 44.6%

2004

John Kerry: 49.3%
George Bush: 49.9%

2000

Al Gore: 48.6%
Ralph Nader: 2.2%
George Bush: 48.3%

1996

Bill Clinton: 50.3%
Ross Perot: 8.5%
Bob Dole: 40.0%

1992

Bill Clinton: 43.3%
Ross Perot: 18.7%
George Bush: 37.3%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 54.8%
George Bush: 44.6%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Hatch Democratic 60,385 100.0%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Braley Democratic 62,600 100.0%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Braley Democratic 494,370 43.8%
Rick Stewart Independent 26,815 2.4%
Joni Ernst Republican 588,575 52.2%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Hatch Democratic 420,778 37.3%
Terry Branstad Republican 666,023 59.0%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sam Clovis Republican 28,418 18.0%
Joni Ernst Republican 88,535 56.2%
Mark Jacobs Republican 26,523 16.8%
Matt Whitaker Republican 11,884 7.5%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Terry Branstad Republican 129,752 83.1%
Tom Hoefling Republican 26,299 16.9%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 56,293 100.0%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roxanne Conlin Democratic 52,715 77.8%
Thomas Fiegen Democratic 6,357 9.4%
Bob Krause Democratic 8,728 12.9%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 484,798 43.3%
Terry Branstad Republican 592,494 52.9%

2010 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roxanne Conlin Democratic 371,686 33.3%
John Heiderscheit Libertarian 25,290 2.3%
Chuck Grassley Republican 718,215 64.4%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Terry Branstad Republican 114,450 50.3%
Rod Roberts Republican 19,896 8.7%
Bob Vander Plaats Republican 93,058 40.9%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Grassley Republican 197,194 100.0%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 90,785 100.0%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 941,665 62.7%
Christopher Reed Republican 560,006 37.3%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Eichhorn Republican 24,390 34.6%
Steve Rathje Republican 21,062 29.9%
Christopher Reed Republican 24,964 35.5%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Blouin Democratic 50,728 34.1%
Chet Culver Democratic 58,131 39.1%
Ed Fallon Democratic 38,253 25.7%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chet Culver Democratic 569,021 54.1%
Jim Nussle Republican 467,425 44.4%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Nussle Republican 73,975 100.0%

2004 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arthur Small Democratic 412,365 27.9%
Chuck Grassley Republican 1,038,175 70.2%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Vilsack Democratic 540,449 52.7%
Doug Gross Republican 456,612 44.6%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 554,278 54.2%
Greg Ganske Republican 447,892 43.8%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Doug Gross Republican 71,478 35.9%
Steve Sukup Republican 64,490 32.4%
Bob Vander Plaat Republican 63,077 31.7%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Greg Ganske Republican 116,229 59.0%
Bill Salier Republican 80,700 41.0%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark McCormick Democratic 55,950 48.6%
Tom Vilsack Democratic 59,130 51.4%

1998 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Osterberg Democratic 289,049 30.5%
Chuck Grassley Republican 648,480 68.4%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Vilsack Democratic 500,231 52.3%
Jim Lightfoot Republican 444,787 46.5%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Lightfoot Republican 113,499 70.0%
David Oman Republican 35,402 21.8%
Paul Pate Republican 13,299 8.2%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Harkin Democratic 634,166 51.8%
Jim Lightfoot Republican 571,807 46.7%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Steve Grubbs Republican 22,554 13.7%
Jim Lightfoot Republican 101,608 61.5%
Maggie Tinsman Republican 40,955 24.8%