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    Voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's midterm election, with more than half of registered voters in area counties casting ballots.

      Traditionally, election judges have been retirees with time to provide the task of making an election happen. As residents age or become seasonal residents, however, they become less inclined or able to serve.

        IOWA CITY — Eastern Iowa’s purplish 2nd Congressional District crowed its blue hues Tuesday with its 12-year Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack surging toward a seventh consecutive two-year term.

        Following a hard-fought campaign, Republican incumbent state Sen. Neil Anderson, R-Andalusia, held on to his seat in the 36th District by the narrowest of margins Tuesday night with 50.9 percent of the vote.

        WATERLOO — Democrats retained control of the Iowa's treasurer office and the attorney general seat but other statewide offices were too close to call in late Tuesday night election results.

        Although the Democrats were on the defense, holding nine of the 13 Rock Island County Board seats up for election, they appeared Tuesday night to be on the verge of picking up one more seat in District 12 as Mike Steffen was behind Democrat David Adams 911 to 679.

        DUBUQUE — NBC has called Iowa's 1st District race, saying Rep. Abby Finkenauer will defeat Republican Rod Blum, a race political handicappers called one of the seats most likely to get swept into the Democratic column by a blue wave.


        Ian Snyder, 18, voted today for the first time.His proud mom is Raeanne Christiansen. “We get to vote! We’re Americans!” she said. Linda Cook, reporting for the Quad-City Times.— Linda Cook, reporter, Quad-City Times (@CookTimes) November 6, 2018

        As the most expensive governor’s race in Iowa history nears its end, recent campaign disclosure filings show Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic opponent Fred Hubbell have ramped up raising and spending in the final days leading up to Election Day on Nov. 6

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