(Hull) — Iowa’s 4th Congressional District will remain red and will be represented by a Republican, as Randy Feenstra of Hull was able to defeat Democratic contender J.D. Scholten of Sioux City by nearly a 65 to 35 percent margin. Surrounded by his family and close friends, Feenstra addressed the media, and declared victory from inside the Hull Public Library. Feenstra
started by saying, “What a great day…what a great day.” Feenstra says he was able to deliver a victory for Iowa in the 4th District.
Feenstra says the campaign was hard-fought and he thanked J.D. Scholten for the energy he brought to the race. He thanked his family for their constant support. Feenstra says he ran for Congress in part to insure a bright future for his children’s generation.
Feenstra reflected upon his accomplishments in the Iowa Senate, of cutting taxes and balancing the budget, and says he will be just as driven when he is in Washington D.C. representing Iowa’s 4th District.
The newly elected incoming Congressman concluded his victory address by showing his pro-life stance by talking about protecting the unborn.
Following his comments to the media, Feenstra called J.D. Scholten and thanked Scholten for putting up a good race. Scholten was only able to capture Story county with the other 37 counties within the district all voting for Feenstra.
Hardin County has still not yet reported their election results.
(Le Mars) — In Plymouth County, 78 percent, or 14,226 of the eligible registered 18,236 voters marked their ballots for this year’s election.
Nearly 42 percent of those votes were absentee, or had voted early. Both President Donald Trump and Senator Joni Ernst won Plymouth County, and both won the state of Iowa. Ernst dominated Plymouth County with more than a three to one margin over Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield.
Ernst earned 10,128 votes in Plymouth County to Greenfield’s 3,572. Libertarian candidate Rick Stewart received 219 votes in Plymouth County.
Across the state of Iowa, Ernst squeaked out a victory with more than 858,000 votes to Greenfield’s 750,400 votes. Greenfield won many of the urban counties including: Polk, Story, Blackhawk, Linn, Johnson, Cero Gordo, Scott, and Jefferson County. Ernst was able to capture the remaining 90
counties with Hardin County not yet reporting. In the president race, Donald Trump was able to win Plymouth County by nearly the same numbers of Ernst’s win over Greenfield. President Trump acquired 10,472 votes in Plymouth County and former Vice President and Democratic challenger Joe Biden earned 3,483 votes. The breakdown of counties with the president race was similar to the U-S Senate race. Former Vice President Joe Biden was able to capture many of the urban counties including: Polk, Story, Blackhawk, Linn, Johnson and Scott counties. Meanwhile, President Trump won the other 92 counties with Hardin County yet to report. As of 2:00 a.m. the president’s race across the nation was still too close to call.