By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Seeing red, again

Republicans win big during Tuesday's election


November 10, 2022


Voters fill out their ballots at the Hartley Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Iowa Republicans had a lot to celebrate Tuesday night.

Not only did incumbent Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds breeze to re-election past Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear, GOP candidates Brenna Bird and Roby Smith knocked off Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller and Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, respectively. Miller was first elected in 1978 and Fitzgerald in 1982.

Only one incumbent Democrat holding state office had a chance of surviving as of Wednesday morning. With 97 of 99 counties reporting, Auditor Rob Sand held a slight advantage over Republican challenger Todd Halbur, 598,617-595,448. If...

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