Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson secured a second term to represent Northeast Iowa’s U.S. House seat.
Hinson, of Marion, defeated Democratic former state Sen. Liz Mathis of Hiawatha to win a second term representing Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, according to unofficial results. The district includes Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque and Mason City.
Mathis conceded the race late Tuesday night.
“It was very clear that tonight Iowans embraced the Iowa way and we rejected the D.C. way” Hinson told a boisterous group of supporters at Spare Time in Cedar Rapids. “We embraced common sense (and) the minivan-driving mom from Marion.
“ … In Iowa, we do it right. We spend wisely. We support our police. We respect our parents and our families, and we believe in freedom and the promise of America.”