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Dave Loebsack hangs on as last IA Democratic representative

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A four-term congressman has been given the nod for a fifth term from the people of District 2 -- but he's the last Democrat in the Iowa congressional delegation.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, 61, bested his Republican opponent, Mariannette Miller-Meeks in their third straight contest.

With 89 percent reporting as of Tuesday night, Loebsack was winning 53 percent to Miller-Meeks' 46 percent.

Loebsack and his supporters celebrated the win at The Mill in Iowa City on Tuesday night.

Loebsack has promised that, if elected, he would work to see several tax credits extended -- like ones for wind energy production, solar energy, bio-diesel, and the renewable fuel standard.

He believes that will help bring jobs to Iowa, and he does have experience getting bills passed.

"One thing I did do this summer is I got my jobs bill through, my sectors bill," said Loebsack. "I worked with the other side of the aisle to make sure we got that through."

The 2nd District includes much of Iowa's southeast and south-central counties, including Johnson, Iowa, Washington and Keokuk counties.

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