Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks to face Democrat Rita Hart in open House race in Iowa

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks to face Democrat Rita Hart in open House race in Iowa
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Iowa Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will face Democrat Rita Hart in the race to replace retiring Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa) in the state's 2nd District.

Miller-Meeks lost to Loebsack three times before winning state office. She prevailed in her crowded Republican primary, winning 48 percent of the vote after 99 percent of precincts had reported.

Hart, a former state senator, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

The seat is rated as a "toss up" by The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan political handicapper. President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE won the district in 2016 by 4 points.

Loebsack will retire after serving seven terms in Congress.