|1 - Bruce Braley (D) (Nov. 2006) Waterloo [Black
2 - Dave Loebsack (D) (Nov. 2006) Mt. Vernon [Linn County]
3 - Leonard Boswell (D) (Nov. 1996) [Des Moines [Polk County]*
4 - Tom Latham (R) (Nov. 1994) Ames [Story County]
5 - Steve King (R) (Nov. 2002) Odebolt [Ida County]
|*Boswell has a farm in Davis City [Decatur County]; he moved
to Des Moines and the 3rd CD following the last redistricting.
TO: Reporters and Editors
FR: Matthew N. Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
RE: Redistricting Plan
DA: Thursday, April 15, 2011
“The map passed today lays the groundwork for a Republican majority in both the Iowa House and Senate for the next decade as we work toward a permanent conservative governing majority in Iowa. Ultimately, it is not arbitrary geographic lines, but rather a consistent message of policies focused on limited government, personal responsibility and individual freedom that will be central to the continued Republican resurgence in Iowa.
“With respect to the congressional districts, I am confident that more Iowans will be represented in Congress by a Republican under this map than are today. Congressman Boswell’s district becomes more Republican and conservative at a time when his voting record is increasingly liberal. I am also confident that Iowa Republicans will continue building on the broad gains seen in Eastern Iowa over the last two years and will be on offense in waging aggressive challenges in those two districts.”
NRCC Statement on Tom Latham’s AnnouncementWashington, DC – National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Deputy Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement regarding the announcement of Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) that he will run in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in 2012: