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Iowa's 2nd congressional district
The 2nd congressional district of Iowa
The 2nd congressional district of Iowa
Current Representative David Loebsack (D)
Population (2000) 585,241[1]
Median income $40,121[1]
Ethnicity 93.7% White, 2.0% Black, 1.5% Asian, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American
Cook PVI D+7[2]

The 2nd Iowan Congressional District generally covers the most of the southeastern part of the state (map), some important cities in the district include Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. It is currently represented by Democrat David Loebsack, a professor of political science at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. The district is ranked as D+7 in the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the most Democratic-leaning of Iowa's five congressional districts.

At the 2000 census, it had the highest percentage of heterosexual couples of any district in the nation. Only 0.39% of this district's couples were same-sex, while 99.61% were opposite-sex.[3]

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2001 Iowa redistricting plan

June 22nd, 2001, Iowa Legislature passed a plan to redistrict the State of Iowa. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th U.S. Congress. The prior districting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[4]

2008

Year Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
2008 Democratic David Loebsack re-elected Democratic David Loebsack 173,639 57%
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,040 38%

Election history

Year[5] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican Harry E. Hull 50,160 Farmer-Labor F.B Althouse 6,058 89% - 11%
1922 Republican Harry E. Hull 27,450 Democrat Wayne G. Cook 25,620 51% - 48%
1924 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,117 Democrat Ralph U. Thompson 32,893 60% - 40%
1926 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 29,200 Democrat J. P. Gallagher 19,612 60% - 40%
1928 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,690 Democrat Frank Z. Titzell 37,344 57% - 43%
1930 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 30,008 Republican F. D. Letts 24,113 55% - 45%
1932 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 71,914 Republican Frank W. Elliott 50,636 59% - 41%
1934 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 60,654 Republican Martin B. Andelfinger 39,047 63% - 35%
1936 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 70,923 Republican Charles Penningroth 55,255 53% - 41%
1938 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 48,155 Republican Alfred C. Mueller 47,535 50.3% - 49.7%
1940 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 75,774 Republican W. A. McCullough 69,298 52% - 48%
1942 Republican Henry O. Talle 62,290 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 46,310 57% - 43%
1944 Republican Henry O. Talle 86,903 Democrat George C. Classen 68,489 56% - 44%
1946 Republican Henry O. Talle 60,111 Democrat Richard V. Bernhart 41,544 59% - 41%
1948 Republican Henry O. Talle 82,139 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 60,272 57% - 42%
1950 Republican Henry O. Talle 79,066 Democrat Eugene J. Kean 55,359 59% - 41%
1952 Republican Henry O. Talle 114,553 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 69,421 62% - 38%
1954 Republican Henry O. Talle 72,231 Democrat Ruben V. Austin 58,092 55% - 46%
1956 Republican Henry O. Talle 95,999 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 90,843 51% - 49%
1958 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 67,022 Republican Henry O. Talle 64,073 51% - 49%
1960 Republican James E. Bromwell 108,137 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 97,608 53% - 47%
1962 Republican James E. Bromwell 67,475 Democrat Frank W. Less 60,296 53% - 47%
1964 Democrat John C. Culver 97,470 Republican James E. Bromwell 89,299 52% - 48%
1966 Democrat John C. Culver 76,281 Republican Robert M. L. Johnson 65,079 54% - 46%
1968 Democrat John C. Culver 103,651 Republican Tom Riley 84,634 55% - 45%
1970 Democrat John C. Culver 84,049 Republican Cole McMartin 54,934 60% - 40%
1972 Democrat John C. Culver 115,489 Republican Theodore R. Ellsworth 79,667 59% - 41%
1974 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 73,416 Republican Tom Riley 69,088 51% - 48%
1976 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 102,980 Republican Tom Riley 100,344 50% - 49%
1978 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 72,644 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 65,450 52% - 47%
1980 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 111,587 Democrat Steve Sovern 93,175 54% - 45%
1982 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 99,478 Democrat Brent Appel 69,539 59% - 41%
1984 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 136,839 Democrat Joe Welsh 77,335 64% - 36%
1986 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 88,708 Democrat Eric Tabor 55,903 61% - 39%
1988 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 113,543 Democrat Eric Tabor 86,438 58% - 43%
1990 Republican Jim Nussle 82,650 Democrat Eric Tabor 81,008 50% - 49%
1992 Republican Jim Nussle 134,536 Democrat David R. Nagle 131,570 50% - 49%
1994 Republican Jim Nussle 111,076 Democrat David R. Nagle 86,087 56% - 43%
1996 Republican Jim Nussle 127,827 Democrat Donna L. Smith 109,731 53% - 46%
1998 Republican Jim Nussle 104,613 Democrat Rob Tully 83,405 55% - 44%
2000 Republican Jim Nussle 139,906 Democrat Donna L. Smith 110,327 55% - 44%
2002 Republican James A. Leach 108,130 Democrat Julie Thomas 94,767 52% - 46%
2004 Republican James A. Leach 176,684 Democrat Dave Franker 117,405 59% - 39%
2006 Democrat Dave Loebsack 107,097 Republican James A. Leach 101,386 51% - 49%
2008 Democrat Dave Loebsack 173,639 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,040 57% - 38%

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