Another Seat Flips Blue to Red as Zach Nunn Takes Iowa's District 3

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

For all the recriminations and post-mortem about the lack of a “Red Wave,” the GOP seems to keep picking up or maintaining seats. This one in sleepy Iowa. Republican Zach Nunn unseated two-term incumbent Democrat Cindy Axne 50 percent to 49 percent, cementing Iowa as a truly Red State. Every Senator and congressional representative is a Republican.


From The DesMoines Register:

Republican Zach Nunn won election to Iowa’s 3rd District seat in the U.S. House, unseating two-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Cindy Axne.

The Associated Press called the race for Nunn Wednesday afternoon. Iowa’s 3rd District includes Polk and Dallas counties, as well as areas to the south and west.

Like a certain California incumbent Congressman (stay tuned), Nunn was not afraid to declare his victory even before the legacy media and polling class chose to do it.

Nunn declared victory at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, before the race was officially called. Nunn, a state legislator, won with 50.3% of the vote to Axne’s 49.7%, a separation of slightly more than 2,000 votes.

“We’re going to work with people not just across the aisle, but every Iowan who wants to make a dedicated move to make our state better — and by result, our country better,” Nunn said to a crowd at a Republican election night event.

Nunn presented one of the most spontaneous and engaging acceptance speeches last night, upstaged by one of his foster daughters.


After the AP call, Cindy Axne conceded the race and thanked her supporters.

“Representing Iowa’s Third Congressional District has been one of the best opportunities of my life and I hope Zach Nunn understands the responsibility of this office and will continue my hard work to uplift Iowans’ voices in Washington, D.C.”


Axne rode into Congress in 2018, on the midterm backlash over then-President Donald J. Trump. Axne focused her campaign on abortion rights and touting Democrat accomplishments like the Inflation Reduction Act.

Despite what the narrative shapeshifters are attempting to push as a reason behind the lack of a Red Wave, it was not Roevember. Abortion was only on the ballot in two places: New York and California, where they have the most uninformed voters and the least abortion restrictions.

Apparently, abortion and Biden’s accomplishments were not the winning combination they were touted to be. Certainly not what the constituents of District 3 needed to hear about from their representative.


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