The Green Papers: Iowa 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-9:00p CDT (1200-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-9:00p CST (1300-0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:3,053,787 (0.99% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Des Moines
 

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Iowa State and Local Government

Iowa 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Under State law, a candidate in a Primary must receive at least 35% of the vote in that Primary to win a Party's nomination. If no candidate receives 35% in the Primary, the nominee is chosen by the State Convention of the Party.

Voters must be registered voters of either the Democratic or Republican Party to participate in the primary election. Voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day or at their polling place on election day.


Candidates from the Secretary of State.


7 June 2016 primary results from
Returns from the Iowa Secretary of State.
AP Statewide.


8 November 2016 returns from the Iowa Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 6 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (10, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 800,983 51.15% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 653,669 41.74% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 59,186 3.78% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 17,746 1.13% Write-in
  Candidate Nominated By Petition 12,366 0.79% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Green 11,479 0.73% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 5,335 0.34% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate New Independent Party Iowa 2,247 0.14% Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Jay Stolba
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 2,246 0.14% Dan R. Vacek
for Vice President: Mark G. Elworth, Jr.
FEC P60023520
  Candidate Nominated By Petition 451 0.03% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 323 0.02% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Dennis J. Banks
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
Total 1,566,031 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Joni K. Ernst
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator Joni K. Ernst
FEC S4IA00129

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 926,007 60.09% Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
FEC S0IA00028; 28 Nov 16; Tot $8,951,770; Dsb $9,687,623
  Candidate Democratic 549,460 35.66% former Lieutenant Governor Patty Jean Judge
FEC S6IA00140; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,249,247; Dsb $2,183,278
  Candidate Libertarian 41,794 2.71% Charles Aldrich
FEC S6IA00165
  Candidate New Independent Party Iowa 17,649 1.15% Jim Hennager
FEC S6IA00173
  Candidate Nominated By Petition 4,441 0.29% Aliza Michael "Michael" Luick-Thrams
FEC S6IA00157; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,196; Dsb $5,195
  Candidate Scattering 1,685 0.11% Write-in
  Candidate Write-in     Bob Jobgen
Total 1,541,036 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Terry E. Branstad
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 206,903 53.74% Congressman Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum
FEC H2IA01055; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,395,091; Dsb $2,363,181
  Candidate Democratic 177,403 46.08% Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica W. Vernon
FEC H4IA01077; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,950,922; Dsb $2,941,382
  Candidate Scattering 671 0.17% Write-in
Total 384,977 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 198,571 53.66% Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
FEC H6IA02146; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,623,031; Dsb $670,658
  Candidate Republican 170,933 46.19% Christopher Carl Peters
FEC H6IA02161; 28 Nov 16; Tot $211,593; Dsb $203,573
  Candidate Scattering 528 0.14% Write-in
Total 370,032 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman David Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,598 53.45% Congressman David Young
FEC H4IA03115; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,493,542; Dsb $2,219,856
  Candidate Democratic 155,002 39.71% Jim Mowrer
FEC H4IA04113; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,959,246; Dsb $1,960,118
  Candidate Libertarian 15,372 3.94% Bryan Jack Holder
FEC H4IA03149
  Candidate Nominated By Petition 6,348 1.63% Claudia Addy
FEC H6IA03250
  Candidate Nominated By Petition; (Republican) 4,518 1.16% Joe Grandanette
Lost the Republican nomination in the 7 June 2016 Primary.

FEC H4IA03123
  Candidate Scattering 449 0.12% Write-in
Total 390,287 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 226,719 61.23% Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King
FEC H2IA05072; 28 Nov 16; Tot $947,140; Dsb $881,347
  Candidate Democratic 142,993 38.62% Kimberly "Kim" Weaver
FEC H6IA04134; 28 Nov 16; Tot $160,159; Dsb $140,487
  Candidate Scattering 547 0.15% Write-in
Total 370,259 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Paul D. Pate
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1982, 1986; elected again: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor Mary Mosiman
Appointed: 13 May 2013 re: resignation of Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt. First elected: 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Legal Marijuana Now: 1 candidate
  New Independent Party Iowa: 2 candidates
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
Independents
  Nominated By Petition: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 6 candidates
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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