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Loebsack defeats Miller-Meeks again for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District

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Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack defeated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks for the third time in the 2nd Congressional District race.

It was all cheers as Congressman Dave Loebsack entered The Mill Restaurant as he was projected the winner.

"The most important person I need to thank is the person standing right next to me, Terry, [my wife]" said Loebsack.

It is obvious the re-elect strongly values family and working for the middle class, so for his 5th term he says will be a no different from the previous ones.

"It's a continuation of what I've been doing all along folks," said Loebsack. "I'm going to keep fighting for you, I'm going to keep fighting for the middle class."

He admits fighting was something he had to do a lot of leading up to this mid-term election. Especially since the 2nd Congressional District has shifted since 2010, going from 15 counties to 24.

Many of Loebsack's supporters say pizza and politics go hand and hand, but they were still watching the results with a very close eye.

"I knew it was going to be more intense. It's a different district and this was going to be her best shot. No question," said Loebsack.

Although Bruce Braley didn't pull through as Loebsack was hoping, he says he will still work across the aisle.

 "I'm going to be reaching out to Senator-elect Ernst. We have some things in common, we can work together on military affairs issues and veteran issues," said Loebsack.

He was first elected to Congress November 2006.

Loebsack defeated Miller-Meeks twice before, in 2008 by 18 points and in 2010 by five points.

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