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Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver celebrated the chamber’s GOP additions on Tuesday night. Republicans gained a few seats, dealing blows to Democrat incumbents Jackie Smith and Kevin Kinney.

Republicans did not go unscathed in the Senate, where Senate President Jake Chapman lost to Sarah Trone Garriott by an 875-vote margin.

The GOP margin in the Senate will grow from 32 seats to 34.

“Iowans spoke clearly (Tuesday night),” Whitver said. “They want commonsense solutions to the problems we’re facing. They do not want more of the reckless policies from Washington, D.C. liberals. Once again, they have validated our agenda and our message to focus on growth and prosperity for Iowa families.”

Whitver said Senate Republicans will continue to be focused on tax relief, supporting law enforcement, fighting reckless spending and empowering parents.

“These goals put our state in the strong place it is in today, a stark and unmistakable contrast to what is happening in Washington, DC. Voters have shown us they want these policies, and we will continue to implement the will of the people,” Whitver said.


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