Axne wins reelection in Iowa

Axne wins reelection in Iowa
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Rep. Cindy AxneCindy AxneWill Pelosi bail out the GOP on election controversy Iowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus 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 TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire 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 FinkenauerChamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden's win Iowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year 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.