Iowa officials have certified the results of Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeating incumbent Democrat Rita Hart by a mere 6 votes in the House race for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district.
Per the Hill “Miller-Meeks will succeed seven-term Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa), who announced his retirement last year. She previously lost to him in the 2008, 2010 and 2014 general elections, but with Loebsack’s retirement, the district was considered a swing district.”
Miller Meeks tweeted Friday “It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa. Iowans are tenacious, optimistic and hard working, and I will take those same attributes to Washington, D.C. #ia02“
It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa.
— Dr. Miller-Meeks (@millermeeks) November 28, 2020
Many Republicans have congratulated her including GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ronna McDaniel, and Elise Stefanik.
Congratulations @millermeeks! It make have taken a little longer but your win is a great addition to the Freshman class coming into the House. A retired Lt. Colonel, a physician, and great American! No doubt you will shake up Washington! ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/v43EXBB76c
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 29, 2020
Congratulations to my friend @millermeeks for this hard fought victory!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 30, 2020
— NRCC (@NRCC) November 30, 2020
— Kevin McCarthy (@kevinomccarthy) November 30, 2020