Following the results of the HD-6, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement:

“First of all, I want to say thank you to Rita De Jong, her incredible team, and all of the volunteers who stepped up to make this campaign possible. While we may have come up short in this extremely tough district, I am filled with hope.

Rita’s tenacity and dedication to putting Iowa back on track brought the people of Woodbury County together and swung the district by nearly 20 points.

She was outspent 10 to 1 in a district that Donald Trump won by 30 points just last year. By all conventional political wisdom, we shouldn’t have had a shot, but 2018 is not a conventional year.

Iowans are paying attention. They know what four, even two more years of full Republican control will do to our communities, and they’ve had enough.

House District 6 is the 29th most conservative district in the state. We have the momentum, and if we work hard and keep it up, the writing is on the wall for the Iowa House Republican Majority.”