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Iowa's 1st congressional district
The 1st congressional district of Iowa
The 1st congressional district of Iowa
Current Representative Bruce Braley (D)
Population (2000) 585,302[1]
Median income $38,727[1]
Ethnicity 93.1% White, 3.8% Black, 0.9% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American
Cook PVI D+5[2]

The 1st Iowan congressional district generally covers the northeastern part of the state. The district is considered Democratic-leaning, because it contains Democratic-leaning cities such as Dubuque, Clinton, Davenport and Waterloo. Democrat; overall, it is ranked D+5 in the Cook Partisan Voting Index. Bruce Braley (of Waterloo, Iowa ) has represented the district since 2007.

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Large cities included in the district

2001 Iowa redistricting

On June 22, 2001, the Iowa General Assembly passed a redistricting plan. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th United States Congress. The prior districting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[3]

2008

Year Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
2008 Democratic Bruce Braley re-elected Democratic Bruce Braley 178,229 64%
Republican David Hartsuch 99,447 35%

Recent election history

Year[4] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican William F. Kopp 38,100 Democrat E.W. McManus 20,977 64% - 36%
1922 Republican William F. Kopp 26,651 Democrat John M. Lindley 14,056 65% - 34%
1924 Republican William F. Kopp 42,711 Democrat James M. Bell 17,110 71% - 29%
1926 Republican William F. Kopp 27,358 Democrat James M. Bell 11,408 71% - 29%
1928 Republican William F. Kopp 45,806 N/A No Opponent N/A 100% - 0%
1930 Republican William F. Kopp 27,053 Democrat Max A. Conrad 15,538 63% - 36%
1932 Democrat Edward C. Eicher 55,378 Republican William F. Kopp 46,738 54% - 46%
1934 Democrat Edward C. Eicher 48,544 Republican E. R. Hicklin 39,047 55% - 44%
1936 Democrat Edward C. Eicher 55,721 Republican John N. Calhoun 53,474 51% - 49%
1938 Republican Thomas E. Martin 46,636 Democrat James P. Gaffney 33,765 58% - 42%
1940 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,120 Democrat Mrs. Zoe S. Nabers 46,040 60% - 40%
1942 Republican Thomas E. Martin 55,139 Democrat Vern W. Nall 32,893 61% - 37%
1944 Republican Thomas E. Martin 72,729 Democrat Clair A. Williams 60,048 55% - 45%
1946 Republican Thomas E. Martin 52,488 Democrat Clair A. Williams 32,849 62% - 38%
1948 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,959 Democrat James D. France 60,860 53% - 46%
1950 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,058 Democrat James D. France 43,140 62% - 38%
1952 Republican Thomas E. Martin 105,526 Democrat Clair A. Williams 62,011 63% - 37%
1954 Republican Fred Schwengel 67,128 Democrat John O'Connor 50,577 57% - 43%
1956 Republican Fred Schwengel 94,223 Democrat Ronald O. Bramhall 68,287 58% - 42%
1958 Republican Fred Schwengel 59,577 Democrat Thomas J. Dailey 51,996 53% - 47%
1960 Republican Fred Schwengel 104,737 Democrat Walter J. Guenther 67,287 61% - 39%
1962 Republican Fred Schwengel 65,975 Democrat Harold Stephens 42,000 61% - 39%
1964 Democrat John R. Schmidhauser 84,042 Republican Fred Schwengel 80,697 51% - 49%
1966 Republican Fred Schwengel 64,795 Democrat John R. Schmidhauser 60,534 51% - 48%
1968 Republican Fred Schwengel 91,419 Democrat John R. Schmidhauser 81,049 53% - 47%
1970 Republican Fred Schwengel 60,270 Democrat Edward Mezvinsky 59,505 50% - 49%
1972 Democrat Edward Mezvinsky 107,099 Republican Fred Schwengel 91,609 53% - 46%
1974 Democrat Edward Mezvinsky 75,687 Republican James A. Leach 63,540 54% - 46%
1976 Republican James A. Leach 109,694 Democrat Edward Mezvinsky 101,024 52% - 48%
1978 Republican James A. Leach 79,940 Democrat Richard E. Meyers 45,037 63% - 36%
1980 Republican James A. Leach 133,349 Democrat Jim Larew 72,602 64% - 35%
1982 Republican James A. Leach 89,595 Democrat Bill Gluba 61,734 59% - 41%
1984 Republican James A. Leach 131,182 Democrat Kevin Ready 65,293 68% - 33%
1986 Republican James A. Leach 86,834 Democrat John R. Whitaker 43,985 66% - 34%
1988 Republican James A. Leach 112,746 Democrat Bill Gluba 71,280 61% - 38%
1990 Republican James A. Leach 90,042 Scattering Scattering 151 99% - 1%
1992 Republican James A. Leach 178,042 Democrat Jan J. Zonneveld 81,600 68% - 31%
1994 Republican James A. Leach 110,448 Democrat Glen Winekauf 69,461 60% - 38%
1996 Republican James A. Leach 129,242 Democrat Bob Rush 111,595 53% - 46%
1998 Republican James A. Leach 106,419 Democrat Bob Rush 79,529 57% - 42%
2000 Republican James A. Leach 164,972 Democrat Bob Simpson 96,283 62% - 36%
2002 Republican Jim Nussle 112,280 Democrat Ann Hutchinson 83,779 57% - 43%
2004 Republican Jim Nussle 159,993 Democrat Bill Gluba 125,490 55% - 44%
2006 Democrat Bruce Braley 113,724 Republican Mike Whalen 89,471 56% - 44%
2008 Democrat Bruce Braley 178,229 Republican David Hartsuch 99,447 64% - 35%
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2006 election

Incumbent Jim Nussle stepped down to run for Governor.

Three Republicans ran in the June primary. Quad Cities businessman Mike Whalen won the Republican nomination, while Waterloo attorney Bruce Braley won the Democratic nomination.

In the general election, Braley defeated Whalen, 55 percent to 43.3 percent, to win the seat. It was the first time since 1977 that a Democrat represented the district.[5][6]

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