Iowa's 3rd congressional district: Wikis

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Iowa's 3rd congressional district
The 3rd congressional district of Iowa
The 3rd congressional district of Iowa
Current Representative Leonard Boswell (D)
Population (2000) 585,305[1]
Median income $43,176[1]
Ethnicity 91.6% White, 3.2% Black, 1.9% Asian, 3.2% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American
Cook PVI D+1[2]

The 3rd Iowan Congressional District currently covers an area from Des Moines (on the western end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area (on the northeastern end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Rapids area (on the eastern end) and to Lucas and Monroe Counties (on the southern end). It is currently represented by Democrat Leonard Boswell. In the 2006 race, Boswell defeated Republican nominee Jeff Lamberti. In 2008, Democracy for America endorsed Ed Fallon to run against Leonard Boswell.[3]

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2001 Iowa Redistricting Plan

On June 22nd, 2001, the 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 Leonard Boswell re-elected Democratic Leonard Boswell 175,423 56%
Republican Kim Schmett 131,524 42%

Election History since 1920

Year[5] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican Burton E. Sweet 67,859 Farmer-Labor Roy Jacobs 1,974 97% - 3%
1922 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 34,518 Democrat Fred P. Hageman 24,304 58% - 41%
1924 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 54,921 Democrat Willis N. Birdsall 25,215 69% - 31%
1926 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 32,180 Democrat Ellis E. Wilson 13,696 70% - 30%
1928 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 60,025 Democrat Leo. F. Tierney 38,469 61% - 39%
1930 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 27,098 Democrat W. L. Beecher 15,908 63% - 37%
1932 Democrat Albert C. Willford 48,939 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 47,776 51% - 49%
1934 Republican John W. Gwynne 42,063 Democrat Albert C. Willford 35,159 51% - 43%
1936 Republican John W. Gwynne 53,928 Democrat Albert C. Willford 47,391 52% - 46%
1938 Republican John W. Gwynne 45,541 Democrat W. F. Hayes 30,158 60% - 40%
1940 Republican John W. Gwynne 65,425 Democrat Ernest J. Seemann 43,709 60% - 40%
1942 Republican John W. Gwynne 54,124 Democrat William D. Kearney 35,065 61% - 39%
1944 Republican John W. Gwynne 74,901 Democrat William D. Kearney 56,985 58% - 42%
1946 Republican John W. Gwynne 48,346 Democrat Dan J. P. Ryan 29,661 62% - 38%
1948 Republican H. R. Gross 78,838 Democrat Dan J. P. Ryan 56,002 58% - 41%
1950 Republican H. R. Gross 73,490 Democrat James O. Babcock 40,786 64% - 36%
1952 Republican H. R. Gross 109,992 Democrat George R. Laub 56,871 66% - 34%
1954 Republican H. R. Gross 68,307 Democrat George R. Laub 41,622 62% - 38%
1956 Republican H. R. Gross 97,590 Democrat Michael Micich 69,076 59% - 41%
1958 Republican H. R. Gross 61,920 Democrat Michael Micich 53,467 54% - 46%
1960 Republican H. R. Gross 99,046 Democrat Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. 76,837 56% - 44%
1962 Republican H. R. Gross 66,337 Democrat Neel F. Hill 50,580 57% - 43%
1964 Republican H. R. Gross 83,455 Democrat Stephen M. Peterson 83,036 50.1% - 49.9%
1966 Republican H. R. Gross 79,343 Democrat L. A. Pat Touchae 48,530 62% - 38%
1968 Republican H. R. Gross 101,839 Democrat John E. Van Eschen 57,164 64% - 36%
1970 Republican H. R. Gross 66,087 Democrat Lyle D. Taylor 45,958 59% - 41%
1972 Republican H. R. Gross 109,113 Democrat Lyle D. Taylor 86,848 56% - 44%
1974 Republican Charles E. Grassley 77,468 Democrat Stephen J. Rapp 74,859 51% - 49%
1976 Republican Charles E. Grassley 117,957 Democrat Stephen J. Rapp 90,981 56% - 44%
1978 Republican Charles E. Grassley 103,659 Democrat John Knudson 34,880 75% - 25%
1980 Republican Cooper Evans 107,869 Democrat Lynn G. Cutler 101,735 51% - 48%
1982 Republican Cooper Evans 104,072 Democrat Lynn G. Cutler 83,581 55% - 45%
1984 Republican Cooper Evans 133,737 Democrat Joe Johnston 86,574 61% - 39%
1986 Democrat David R. Nagle 83,504 Republican John McIntee 69,386 55% - 45%
1988 Democrat David R. Nagle 129,204 Republican Donald B. Redfern 74,682 63% - 37%
1990 Democrat David R. Nagle 100,947 N/A No Opponent 833 99% - 1%
1992 Republican Jim Lightfoot 125,931 Democrat Elaine Baxter 121,063 49% - 47%
1994 Republican Jim Lightfoot 111,862 Democrat Elaine Baxter 79,310 58% - 41%
1996 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 115,914 Republican Mike Mahaffey 111,895 49% - 48%
1998 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 107,947 Republican Larry McKibben 78,063 57% - 41%
2000 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 156,327 Republican Jay Marcus 83,810 63% - 34%
2002 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 115,367 Republican Stan Thompson 97,285 53% - 45%
2004 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 168,007 Republican Stan Thompson 136,099 55% - 45%
2006 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 114,689 Republican Jeff Lamberti 103,182 52% - 47%
2008 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 175,423 Republican Kim Schmett 131,524 56% - 42%

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