Even in the 2010 GOP wave, Democrats managed to hold onto three of Iowa's five House seats. But in 2014, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's Senate campaign tanked and the GOP's sweep even cost Democrats Braley's seat, the most Democratic in the state. Now Republicans hold three of the state's four seats, but Democrats are poised for a comeback in 2016, when a presidential election should boost turnout. Democrats have an excellent shot at taking back the 1st CD, where freshman GOP Rep. Rod Blum hasn't done himself any favors in an uphill bid for a second term. And despite some recruitment drama, Democrats also have a chance in the 3rd CD, where freshman GOP Rep. David Young sits in a district President Obama won twice. At this point, Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack and GOP Rep. Steve King look safe. IA-01: Rod Blum (R) - Northeast: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque Toss Up. Blum, a software businessman and conservative columnist, pulled one of the biggest upsets of the 2014 cycle by beating Democratic state House Speaker Pat Murphy 51 percent to 49
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