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Axne wins reelection in Iowa

Axne wins reelection in Iowa
© Greg Nash

Rep. Cindy AxneCindy AxneOn The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Rural Democrats urge protections from tax increases for family farms Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE (D-Iowa) won her reelection bid, fending off former GOP Rep. David YoungDavid Edmund YoungFirst-term Democrat presses for coronavirus relief agreement this year Axne wins reelection in Iowa Democrats lead in 3 of 4 Iowa House races: poll MORE's attempt to reclaim the seat in a close race.

The Associated Press declared Axne the winner Wednesday. She won 49 percent of the votes cast compared to Young's 48 percent. 

Axne beat Young to flip the district in 2018. President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE won the state's 3rd Congressional District, which includes Des Moines, by 3 percentage points in 2016. Young had served since 2014.

Axne and 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), who flipped the state's 1st Congressional District in 2018, became the first two women elected to represent Iowa in the House. Axne was one of the nearly two dozen first-term House Democrats that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pro-business lobbying group, endorsed this cycle. 

She serves on the House Agriculture and Financial Services committees and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a group of pro-economic growth and fiscally responsible Democrats.