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Hinson unseats Finkenauer in Iowa

Hinson unseats Finkenauer in Iowa
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Republican Ashley Hinson defeated Rep. Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerGOP hammers Democrats over Iowa Democrat's election challenge Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden's win Iowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters MORE (D-Iowa) on Tuesday, flipping back a previously GOP-held seat that Democrats had won in 2018.

The Associated Press called the race for Hinson on Wednesday morning. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Hinson had 51 percent of the vote while Finkenauer had 49 percent.

Finkenauer early Wednesday afternoon said she had conceded and congratulated Hinson. 

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Hinson will represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, which Finkenauer flipped in 2018. President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE won the district by 4 percentage points in 2016.

Hinson has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2017 and previously was a local news reporter. She ran on cutting taxes and increasing funding for education and hospitals.