Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Joni Ernst has won Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, beating four-term Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley. Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, was little known when she announced her Senate bid. Billing herself as a mother, soldier and conservative, Ernst gained attention through television ads and easily won the Republican nomination. She takes a seat held by Democrat Tom Harkin since 1985 and helps to create a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Steve King, a Republican known nationally for his outspoken opposition to the Obama administration, has been elected to a seventh House term representing northwest Iowa. Voters elected King on Tuesday over Democrat Jim Mowrer, a military veteran from Boone who also worked as a civilian in the Pentagon.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northwest Iowa farmer Bill Northey has been elected to a third term as Iowa’s agriculture secretary. Voters Tuesday elected the Republican Northey over Democrat Sherrie Taha, a sculptor from Des Moines. Northey, who farms near Spirit Lake, has served as agriculture secretary since 2008.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Michael Fitzgerald has won his ninth term as Iowa treasurer, defeating former conservative radio host Sam Clovis. Voters re-elected Fitzgerald on Tuesday to the office he’s held since 1983.