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Date Type Results
Nov 06, 2018 General Election
 Kim Reynolds(I)
662,889
50.40%
 Fred Hubbell
623,345
47.40%
 Jake Porter
21,110
1.61%
 Gary Siegwarth
7,361
0.56%
  Write-In (W)
487
0.04%
May 22, 2017 Appointment
 Kim Reynolds
1
100.00%
Nov 04, 2014 General Election
 Terry Branstad(I)
666,032
58.99%
 Jack Hatch
420,787
37.27%
 Lee Hieb
20,321
1.80%
 Jim Hennager
10,582
0.94%
 Jonathan Narcisse
10,240
0.91%
  Write-In (W)
1,095
0.10%
Nov 02, 2010 General Election
 Terry Branstad
592,494
52.81%
 Chet Culver(I)
484,798
43.21%
 Jonathan Narcisse
20,859
1.86%
 Eric Cooper
14,398
1.28%
 Gregory James Hughes
3,884
0.35%
  Write-In
2,823
0.25%
 David Rosenfeld
2,757
0.25%
Nov 07, 2006 General Election
 Chet Culver
569,021
54.02%
 Jim Nussle
467,425
44.38%
 Wendy Barth
7,850
0.75%
 Kevin Litten
5,735
0.54%
 Diana J. Newberry
1,974
0.19%
  Write-In
1,250
0.12%
Nov 05, 2002 General Election
 Tom Vilsack(I)
540,449
52.69%
 Doug Gross
456,612
44.51%
 Jay Robinson
14,628
1.43%
 Clyde Cleveland
13,098
1.28%
  Others
1,015
0.10%
Nov 03, 1998 General Election
 Tom Vilsack
500,231
52.30%
 Jim Ross Lightfoot
444,787
46.51%
 Jim Hennager
5,606
0.59%
 Jim Schaefer
3,144
0.33%
 Mark Kennis
2,006
0.21%
  Others (W)
641
0.07%
Nov 08, 1994 General Election
 Terry Branstad(I)
566,395
57.00%
 Bonnie Campbell
414,453
41.71%
 Richard O'Dell Hughes
5,505
0.55%
 Veronica Wells Butler
3,737
0.38%
 Carl Eric Olsen
2,772
0.28%
 Michael Galati
770
0.08%
Nov 06, 1990 General Election
 Terry Branstad(I)
591,852
60.61%
 Donald D. Avenson
379,372
38.85%
 Nan Bailey
4,263
0.44%
  Others
996
0.10%
Nov 04, 1986 General Election
 Terry Branstad(I)
472,712
51.91%
 Lowell Junkins
436,987
47.99%
  Others
924
0.10%
Nov 02, 1982 General Election
 Terry Branstad
548,313
52.81%
 Roxanne Conlin
483,291
46.55%
 Marcia Farrington
3,307
0.32%
 Jim Bittner
2,767
0.27%
  Others (W)
551
0.05%
Nov 07, 1978 General Election
 Robert D. Ray(I)
491,713
58.32%
 Jerome D. Fitzgerald
345,519
40.98%
 John Ball
3,947
0.47%
 Joseph Grant
1,935
0.23%
  Scattering (W)
76
0.01%
Nov 05, 1974 General Election
 Robert D. Ray(I)
534,518
58.07%
 James F. Schaben
377,553
41.02%
 Ralph Scott
8,323
0.90%
  Scattering (W)
64
0.01%
Nov 07, 1972 General Election
 Robert D. Ray(I)
707,177
58.43%
 Paul Franzenburg
487,282
40.26%
 Robert Dilley
15,715
1.30%
  Scattering
48
0.00%
Nov 03, 1970 General Election
 Robert D. Ray(I)
403,394
50.98%
 Robert Fulton
368,911
46.62%
 Robert Dilley
18,933
2.39%
  Scattering
3
0.00%
Jan 01, 1969 Appointment
 Robert Fulton
1
100.00%
Nov 05, 1968 General Election
 Robert D. Ray
614,328
54.05%
 Paul Franzenburg
521,216
45.86%
 Harry Miller
938
0.08%
  Scattering (W)
7
0.00%
Nov 08, 1966 General Election
 Harold E. Hughes(I)
494,259
55.34%
 William G. Murray
394,518
44.17%
 David B. Quiner
3,680
0.41%
 Charles Sloca
715
0.08%
  Scattering (W)
3
0.00%
Nov 03, 1964 General Election
 Harold E. Hughes(I)
794,610
68.05%
 Evan Hultman
365,131
31.27%
 Robert Dilley
7,985
0.68%
  Scattering (W)
8
0.00%
Nov 06, 1962 General Election
 Harold E. Hughes
430,899
52.56%
 Norman A. Erbe(I)
388,955
47.44%
Nov 08, 1960 General Election
 Norman A. Erbe
645,026
52.14%
 Edward J. McManus
592,063
47.86%
Nov 04, 1958 General Election
 Herschel C. Loveless(I)
465,024
54.13%
 William G. Murray
394,071
45.87%
Nov 06, 1956 General Election
 Herschel C. Loveless
616,852
51.22%
 Leo A. Hoegh(I)
587,383
48.78%
Nov 21, 1954 Appointment
 Leo Elthon
1
100.00%
Nov 02, 1954 General Election
 Leo A. Hoegh
435,944
51.37%
 Clyde E. Herring
410,255
48.35%
 Howard H. Tyler
2,393
0.28%
Nov 04, 1952 General Election
 William Beardsley(I)
638,388
51.90%
 Herschel C. Loveless
587,671
47.78%
 Z. Everett Kellum
2,775
0.23%
 Ernest J. Seemann
1,202
0.10%
  Scattering (W)
9
0.00%
Nov 07, 1950 General Election
 William Beardsley(I)
506,642
59.10%
 Lester S. Gillette
347,176
40.50%
 W. Raymond Picken
2,805
0.33%
 Howard H. Tyler
590
0.07%
Nov 02, 1948 General Election
 William Beardsley
553,900
55.68%
 Carroll O. Switzer
434,432
43.67%
 C. E. Bierderman
3,570
0.36%
 Marvin Galbreath
2,458
0.25%
 William F. Leonard
471
0.05%
  Scattering (W)
2
0.00%
Nov 05, 1946 General Election
 Robert D. Blue(I)
362,592
57.40%
 Frank Miles
266,190
42.14%
 E. P. Gabriel
2,899
0.46%
Nov 07, 1944 General Election
 Robert D. Blue
561,827
56.01%
 R.F. Mitchell
437,684
43.63%
 Glen Williamson
2,815
0.28%
 Hugo Bockewitz
832
0.08%
Nov 03, 1942 General Election
 Bourke B. Hickenlooper
438,547
62.75%
 Nelson G. Kraschel
258,310
36.96%
 Ward Hall
1,483
0.21%
 F. M. Briggs
590
0.08%
Nov 05, 1940 General Election
 George Wilson(I)
620,480
52.72%
 John Valentine
553,941
47.07%
 M. M. Heptonstall
1,289
0.11%
 Charles Speck
1,230
0.10%
Nov 08, 1938 General Election
 George Wilson
447,061
52.71%
 Nelson G. Kraschel(I)
387,779
45.72%
 Wallace M. Short
10,186
1.20%
 John F. Wirds
2,097
0.25%
 J. Alvin Mitchell
1,108
0.13%
Nov 03, 1936 General Election
 Nelson G. Kraschel
524,178
48.56%
 George Wilson
521,747
48.33%
 Wallace M. Short
31,438
2.91%
 Ted Fitch
1,159
0.11%
 J. P. Russell
970
0.09%
Nov 06, 1934 General Election
 Clyde L. Herring(I)
468,921
51.75%
 Dan W. Turner
394,634
43.55%
 Wallace M. Short
37,032
4.09%
 L. J. U. Smay
2,193
0.24%
 Arthur W. Saarman
1,866
0.21%
 Ira R. Meade
1,521
0.17%
Nov 08, 1932 General Election
 Clyde L. Herring
508,573
52.77%
 Dan W. Turner(I)
455,145
47.23%
Nov 04, 1930 General Election
 Dan W. Turner
364,036
65.74%
 Fred P. Hagemann
186,039
33.60%
 John M. Smith
2,489
0.45%
 William Patten
1,200
0.22%
Nov 06, 1928 General Election
 John Hammill(I)
591,720
62.79%
 L.W. Housel
350,722
37.21%
Nov 02, 1926 General Election
 John Hammill(I)
377,443
71.50%
 Alex R. Miller
150,415
28.50%
Nov 04, 1924 General Election
 John Hammill
604,624
72.72%
 James C. Murtagh
226,850
27.28%
Nov 07, 1922 General Election
 Nathan E. Kendall(I)
419,648
70.54%
 J.R. Files
175,252
29.46%
Nov 02, 1920 General Election
 Nathan E. Kendall
513,118
58.65%
 Clyde L. Herring
338,108
38.65%
 George J. Peck
13,671
1.56%
 Mathis Faber
9,153
1.05%
 J. Jay Hisel
760
0.09%
Nov 05, 1918 General Election
 William L. Harding(I)
192,662
50.55%
 Claude R. Porter
178,815
46.92%
 Andrew Engle
8,005
2.10%
 M. L. Christian
1,625
0.43%
Nov 07, 1916 General Election
 William L. Harding
313,586
61.03%
 Edwin T. Meredith
186,832
36.36%
 John W. Bennett
8,200
1.60%
 Oren D. Ellett
2,880
0.56%
 Stephen H. Bashor
2,035
0.40%
 Arthur S. Dowler
315
0.06%
Nov 03, 1914 General Election
 George W. Clarke(I)
207,881
49.31%
 John T. Hamilton
181,036
42.94%
 George C. White
16,796
3.98%
 Oliver C. Wilson
9,029
2.14%
 Malcolm Smith
6,837
1.62%
Nov 05, 1912 General Election
 George W. Clarke
184,150
39.93%
 Edward G. Dunn
182,449
39.56%
 John L. Stevens
71,879
15.58%
 I. S. McCrillis
14,986
3.25%
 C. Durant Jones
7,746
1.68%
Nov 08, 1910 General Election
 Beryl F. Carroll(I)
205,678
49.81%
 Claude R. Porter
187,353
45.37%
 A. MacEachron
10,248
2.48%
 John M. Work
9,685
2.35%
Nov 24, 1908 Appointment
 William Garst
1
100.00%
Nov 03, 1908 General Election
 Beryl F. Carroll
256,980
54.60%
 Fred E. White
196,929
41.84%
 K. W. Brown
9,118
1.94%
 I. S. McCrillis
7,140
1.52%
 Luman H. Weller
258
0.05%
 D. C. Cowles
228
0.05%
Nov 06, 1906 General Election
 Albert B. Cummins(I)
216,995
50.18%
 Claude R. Porter
196,123
45.36%
 Lorenzo S. Coffin
9,872
2.28%
 John E. Shank
8,728
2.02%
 J. R. Norman
347
0.08%
 Andrew Townsend Hisey
340
0.08%
Nov 03, 1903 General Election
 Albert B. Cummins(I)
238,804
57.14%
 J. B. Sullivan
159,725
38.22%
 John F. Hanson
12,375
2.96%
 John M. Work
6,421
1.54%
 Luman H. Weller
594
0.14%
Nov 05, 1901 General Election
 Albert B. Cummins
226,902
58.09%
 T. J. Phillips
143,783
36.81%
 A. U. Coates
15,659
4.01%
 James Baxter
3,463
0.89%
 Luman H. Weller
782
0.20%
  Others (W)
2
0.00%
Nov 07, 1899 General Election
 Leslie M. Shaw(I)
239,464
55.26%
 Fred E. White
183,301
42.30%
 Marshall W. Atwood
7,639
1.76%
 Charles Lloyd
1,698
0.39%
 M. J. Kremer
757
0.17%
 C. C. Heacock
484
0.11%
  Others (W)
8
0.00%
Nov 02, 1897 General Election
 Leslie M. Shaw
224,729
51.27%
 Fred E. White
194,853
44.46%
 S. P. Leland
8,243
1.88%
 Charles Lloyd
5,295
1.21%
 John Cliggett
4,296
0.98%
 M. J. Kremer
876
0.20%
Nov 05, 1895 General Election
 Francis M. Drake
208,708
50.61%
 Washington I. Babb
149,428
36.24%
 Sylvester B. Crane
32,189
7.81%
 Francis "Frank" Bacon
11,014
2.67%
Nov 07, 1893 General Election
 Frank D. Jackson
206,821
49.74%
 Horace Boies(I)
174,656
42.00%
 J. M. Joseph
23,980
5.77%
 Bennett Mitchell
10,349
2.49%
Nov 03, 1891 General Election
 Horace Boies(I)
207,594
49.40%
 Herman C. Wheeler
199,381
47.45%
 A. J. Westfall
12,303
2.93%
 Isaac T. Gibson
915
0.22%
  Others (W)
19
0.00%
Nov 05, 1889 General Election
 Horace Boies
180,106
49.90%
 Joseph Hutchinson
173,450
48.05%
 S. B. Downing
5,773
1.60%
 Malcolm Smith
1,362
0.38%
  Others (W)
215
0.06%
 Elias Doty
54
0.01%
Nov 08, 1887 General Election
 William Larrabee(I)
169,596
50.17%
 T. J. Anderson
153,706
45.47%
 M. J. Cain
14,283
4.23%
 V. G. Farnham
334
0.10%
  Others (W)
93
0.03%
Nov 03, 1885 General Election
 William Larrabee
175,605
50.76%
 Charles E. Whiting
168,584
48.73%
 James Michelwait
1,412
0.41%
 Elias Doty
314
0.09%
  Others (W)
42
0.01%
Oct 09, 1883 General Election
 Buren R. Sherman(I)
164,095
50.15%
 L. G. Kinne
140,012
42.79%
 James B. Weaver
23,089
7.06%
  Others
17
0.01%
Oct 11, 1881 General Election
 Buren R. Sherman
133,328
56.72%
 L. G. Kinne
73,344
31.20%
 D. M. Clark
28,112
11.96%
  Others (W)
268
0.11%
Oct 14, 1879 General Election
 John Henry Gear(I)
157,408
53.94%
 Henry H. Trimble
85,364
29.25%
 Daniel Campbell
45,674
15.65%
 David R. Dungan
3,291
1.13%
  Others (W)
76
0.03%
Oct 09, 1877 General Election
 John Henry Gear
121,316
49.39%
 John P. Irish
79,304
32.29%
 Daniel P. Stubbs
34,316
13.97%
 Elias Jessup
10,565
4.30%
  Others (W)
124
0.05%
Feb 01, 1877 Appointment
 Joshua G. Newbold
1
100.00%
Oct 12, 1875 General Election
 Samuel J. Kirkwood
124,855
57.03%
 Shepherd Leffler
93,270
42.61%
 J. H. Lozier
737
0.34%
  Others (W)
51
0.02%
Oct 14, 1873 General Election
 Cyrus Clay Carpenter(I)
105,132
55.54%
 Jacob G. Vale
82,556
43.61%
  Others
1,601
0.85%
Oct 10, 1871 General Election
 Cyrus Clay Carpenter
109,328
61.46%
 J. C. Knapp
68,199
38.34%
  Others
351
0.20%
Oct 12, 1869 General Election
 Samuel Merrill(I)
97,243
62.93%
 George Gillespie
57,287
37.07%
  Others
4
0.00%
Oct 08, 1867 General Election
 Samuel Merrill
90,204
58.88%
 Charles Mason
62,966
41.10%
  Others
37
0.02%
Oct 10, 1865 General Election
 William M. Stone(I)
70,461
56.41%
 Thomas H. Benton
54,090
43.31%
  Others
353
0.28%
Oct 13, 1863 General Election
 William M. Stone
86,118
60.51%
 James M. Tuttle
56,169
39.47%
  Others
27
0.02%
Oct 08, 1861 General Election
 Samuel J. Kirkwood(I)
60,303
55.48%
 William H. Merritt
43,245
39.78%
 Ben M. Samuels
4,495
4.14%
 Henry Clay Dean
440
0.40%
 Charles Mason
142
0.13%
 Lincoln Clark
50
0.05%
  Others (W)
25
0.02%
Oct 11, 1859 General Election
 Samuel J. Kirkwood
56,532
51.46%
 Augustus C. Dodge
53,332
48.54%
Oct 13, 1857 General Election
 Ralph P. Lowe
38,498
50.93%
 Ben M. Samuels
36,088
47.74%
 W. T. Henry
1,004
1.33%
Aug 07, 1854 General Election
 James Wilson Grimes
23,312
52.38%
 Curtis Bates
21,192
47.62%
Aug 05, 1850 General Election
 Stephen Hempstead
13,486
52.84%
 James L. Thompson
11,452
44.87%
 William P. Clark
575
2.25%
 Unidentified Scattering (W)
11
0.04%
Oct 26, 1846 General Election
 Ansel Briggs
7,626
50.82%
 Thomas McKnight
7,379
49.18%

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