United States House of Representatives Elections in Iowa, 2012
The 2012 House of Representatives Elections in Iowa will take place on November 6, 2012. The Election will be held to choose Iowa's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Those elected in the this election will serve in the 113th United States Congress for a term of two years, from January 2013 till January 2015.
After the United States Census 2010, Iowa's representation at the United States House of Representatives, decreased from five to four. The new congressional map, drawn by the state's Legislative Services Agency was passed with bipartisanship support in the state House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad on April 19, 2011.
Bruce Braley, a Democrat who is the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district, announced that he is running for re-election.
With the decrease in number of congressional districts, none of the current Iowa's current members of Congress lives in the new 2nd congressional district.
Democrat Leonard Boswell who has represented 3rd district since 1997 will run in the newly formed 3rd district.
Republican Steve King who represented the 5th district earlier will now run in the newly formed 4th district.
- Christie Vilsack - former First Lady of Iowa
July 19: Democrat Christie Vilsack announces that she's running for the House of Representatives and is seeking democratic nomination for the 4th Congressional district. The Republicans have immediately criticized Vilsack accusing her of being out of step with voters of the 4th Congressional District and trying to hide an agenda. The National Republican Congressional Committee, in a web advertisement said: "You may be trying to hide your liberal agenda, but Iowans will figure it out pretty quick. Christie Vilsack, come on."
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