This morning, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement in regards to the results of the special election in Senate District 25:

“Iowa Democrats are incredibly proud of the campaign Tracy Freese and her awesome team ran in Senate District 25.

Her candidacy underscores why it is so important that Democrats run in every seat we can, talk to as many voters as we can, and let them know that we are here and we are fighting for them – even in districts our presidential Republican opponent carried by 26 points in 2016.

Current Republican leadership has failed time and time again to put the people of Iowa ahead of special interests and political games. This must stop, and it only will if we’re fighting for every vote in every district every single year.

While we may have come up short yesterday, Democrats in District 25 improved on their performance by 14 points. We look forward to move the needle even farther as we fight alongside Tracy in November!”