Last night, Republican Jon Dunwell flipped House District 29 by defeating Democrat Steve Mullan with almost 60 percent of the vote. This is the first time a Republican has represented this area in 46 years.

Newton and Jasper County are old union strongholds. The results of this special election show that blue-collar workers are leaving the Democrat Party in droves, and finding their new home in the Republican Party. This win is a testament to the conservative agenda pushed by Kim Reynolds, Pat Grassley, and Jack Whitver in the State legislature. Iowans are beginning to realize that when promises are made by Republicans, those promises are kept. 

This is the first time the Iowa GOP has held 60 percent or more control of both the House and Senate since 1973

Iowans in suburban and rural districts are realizing the Democrat Party has left them behind. It's why the Iowa GOP has won all three special elections in 2021 - one seat in suburban Des Moines and two rural, old union districts. 

Iowa Democrats are going to be entering the 2022 election cycle with an identity crisis, while Iowa Republicans are gearing up and firing on all cylinders. 

"Iowans are sending a clear message - they wholly reject the policies and agenda of Iowa Democrats. The Iowa Democrat Party has left Iowans behind," said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. "It is the Republican Party, our candidates and elected officials who continue to stand with Iowans, uphold their values, and fight to defend them. I'm proud of what we have been able to accomplish, but we are not going to become complacent. We will defend these tremendous leaders and begin to put an end to the chaos we are seeing coming out of Washington, D.C."


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