Overwhelming Majority of IIPAC Candidates Won on Election Night
November 5, 2020
In a historic night for the business community, pro-jobs candidates won their races across the state, and pro-business majorities will lead both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate for the next two years. ABI's Iowa Industry Political Action Committee, IIPAC, had one of its most successful election cycles ever as 76 of 79 endorsed candidates won their races! 95% (19 out of 20) of Senate candidates won while 96% (57 out of 59) of House candidates won. The public policy team will also be working with several new members in the Legislature next year as there are 8 new faces in the Senate and 18 in the House.
In the House, Republicans added a net of 6 seats to their majority, which puts them at 59-41 going into 2021. On the Senate side, the GOP maintained their majority of 32-18. With Gov. Reynolds not up for re-election until 2022, Republicans will hold the trifecta for at least another 2 years. Given this, you can expect the GOP to offer bold legislative proposals in the 89th General Assembly.
Watch this video for an in-depth breakdown and analysis of 2020 election results from ABI's public policy team.