GOP’s Blum holds on in Iowa fight
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Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa), one of the House's most vulnerable incumbents, is projected to hold on to his seat in Iowa’s most Democratic district. 

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Blum fought off Democratic challenger Monica Vernon, robbing the Democratic Party of one of its top opportunities to pick up a House seat this year. 

Both the House and Senate GOP have already secured their majorities for next year. 

Republican leaders pushed aggressively to keep Blum's seat, which had been dubbed a toss-up. 

Both House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan to host fundraiser for Cheney amid GOP tensions Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE (R-Wis.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Major offshore wind project update | Biden to propose revocation of Trump bird rule | 12 states sue Biden over 'social cost' of greenhouse gases The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - Relief bill to become law; Cuomo in trouble GOP stumbles give Democrats new hope in Texas MORE (R-Texas) made campaign stops for Blum. 

The week of Election Day, Blum held a 6-point advantage over his Democratic challenger, according to a poll by Loras College.

The former software company owner first won the Democratic-leaning district in 2014. 

This year, Blum has faced scrutiny that he and six other House Republicans caved to pressure from GOP leaders to switch their votes to kill an anti-LGBT discrimination bill.