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2014 elections: Ernst, King, Branstad, Ragan, Callanan win


MASON CITY – The 2014 elections have come to a close, and Iowa will send its first-ever female to Washington, D.C. as a United States Senator.

Joni Ernst Republican Party 567,019 (52.1%)
Bruce Braley Democratic Party 477,234 (43.8%)

Steve King cruised to victory over Jim Mowrer for the Fourth District U.S. House of Representatives.

Steve King Republican Party 163,800 (61.6%)
Jim Mowrer Democratic Party 101,952 (38.3%)

Mason City’s Amanda Ragan defeated Hampton’s Shawn Dietz for State Senator District 27.

“As most are probably aware by now, the numbers just weren’t there for us tonight,” Mr. Dietz said.  “I have been unbelievably humbled by all of the support over these past few months, especially the last few days.”

Shawn Dietz Republican Party 9,997 (43.7%)
Amanda Ragan Democratic Party 12,879 (56.3%)

Sharon Steckman ran unopposed for Iowa House District 53.

“Looks like Iowa House will be 42/58….NOT good odds for funding public education! It will be a tough fight,” Steckman said Tuesday.

Casey Callanan
Casey Callanan

Casey Callanan beat two challengers for the District 2 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat.

“Turns out that I did not win, came in second place once again,” Mr. Nelson said.  “Thanks to everyone for their terrific support.”

“I want to thank everyone who supported our campaign with their votes, letters to editors, yard signs, and every aspect of what became a successful candidacy,” Mr. Callanan said.  “I am truly humbled to be able to serve you.”

Casey M. Callanan (REP) 3,012 – (51.95%)
Doug Nelson (DEM) 2,038 – (35.15%)
John Drury (IND) 712 – (12.28%)
Write-in vote, if any 36 – (0.62%)

The race for Governor was never close, as Terry Branstad won his 6th term.

Terry E. Branstad/ Kim Reynolds Republican Party 642,289 (58.9%)
Jack Hatch/ Monica Vernon Democratic Party 407,271 (37.4%)
Jonathan R. Narcisse/ Michael L. Richards Iowa Party 9,977 (0.9%)
Lee Deakins Hieb/ Tim Watson Libertarian Party 19,581 (1.8%)
Jim Hennager/ Mary Margaret Krieg New Independent Party Iowa 10,195 (0.9%)
Write-in 1,041 (0.1%)

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