Flipping the Iowa Senate blue: Step 1

Tim Nelson is a Democratic digital strategist. -promoted by Laura Belin

The Iowa legislature been in session for less than a week, and Republicans have already introduced bills that would reinstate the death penalty, pave the way for future abortion bans, and forcibly out trans students to their parents.

Republican State Senator Zach Whiting (a former staffer for U.S. Representative Steve King) compared peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors at the Iowa capitol last June to the armed, violent insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

It has only been a few days and Republicans have demonstrated they shouldn’t be in charge of either chamber.

Thankfully, we have an opportunity to begin the process of flipping the Iowa Senate right now. Mariannette Miller-Meeks vacated her seat in Senate district 41 and there will be a special election to replace her on January 26.

The Democratic nominee, Mary Stewart, has run for this district before and lost by less than a thousand votes. She stands a real shot at flipping this seat, but only if we come together and organize.

You can sign up to volunteer for her here.

You can donate to her campaign here.

You can like her Facebook page here.

You can follow her on Twitter @stewart_iowa.

Editor’s note from Laura Belin: Senate district 41 covers much of Wapello and Jefferson counties and all of Van Buren and Davis counties. Bleeding Heartland profiled the area’s recent voting history here.

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