This is the fifth in a series of race rundowns designed to give subscribers a quick snapshot of what's happening in each district in 2020. Throughout the cycle, watch for our detailed analysis of the most closely-fought races in our competitive race overviews. Individual race pages will be updated as developments warrant, and be sure to bookmark our ratings to keep track of the latest changes.
IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D) - Northeast: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque Toss Up. In 2018, Republicans panned the 29-year-old Finkenauer as an inexperienced liberal, but in a year of change, she raised $4.5 million and ousted GOP Rep. Rod Blum 51 percent to 46 percent. Now, Republicans are excited state Rep. Ashley Hinson, a former morning TV anchor who represents suburban Cedar Rapids, is running and could match up better against Finkenauer than Blum. She already had $299,000 on hand in June. On September 24, Finkenauer became one of the most recent Democrats to support an impeachment inquiry, a potential risk in a district that voted for Trump by four points. The long-term
Our subscribers have first access to individual race pages for each House, Senate and Governors race, which will include race ratings (each race is rated on a seven-point scale) and a narrative analysis pertaining to that race.