Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver on Tonight’s Special Election Results

Des Moines, IA – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement regarding Annette Sweeney’s victory in the Senate District 25 special election:

“Tonight, the voters of the 25th Senate District reiterated their support for strong conservative leadership by electing Annette Sweeney to the Iowa Senate. Annette will always stand up for rural Iowans, and her strong record for Iowa agriculture will be welcomed in our state legislature. I’m thrilled to be able to work alongside Annette’s vision as we build a better future for our state.

“While history favors the party out of power in midterm elections, the Republican grassroots rose up to meet the challenge to keep this seat in Republican hands. If Republicans knock doors and work their tail off, a mosquito won’t be able to surf on the blue wave. Democrats continue their embrace of far left policies and would like to roll back the progress made under Republican leadership, but Republican momentum in Iowa continues to grow. We won’t stop until we elect Annette and other great conservatives up and down the ballot this November.”

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver added the following statement on Annette Sweeney’s victory tonight:

“Annette Sweeney is a natural fit for Senate District 25. Her strong agricultural background and unwavering commitment to rural Iowa was rewarded by voters in that district. She worked hard every day communicating her positive vision for Iowa. I am eager to work with her in the Iowa Senate and continue to advance our bold, pro-growth agenda.”