Incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds defeated Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell in Iowa’s high-profile gubernatorial race Tuesday. CNN, NBC, and Fox projected Reynolds as the winner after midnight.
CNN halls #IAGov for GOP incumbent Kim Reynolds, giving GOP a third term in swing seat— Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) November 7, 2018
Fox: Kim Reynolds (R) wins #IAGov— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 7, 2018
Reynolds faced a tight race against Hubbell. The race was Iowa’s most expensive gubernatorial race ever.
Abortion was a prominent issue on the campaign trail, Reynolds signed a bill banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. In contrast, Hubbell is a former Planned Parenthood board member who has promised to restore state funding to Planned Parenthood.
First daughter Ivanka Trump campaigned for Reynolds this past week and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Hubbell the week before.