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Iowa Democrat would be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Abby Finkenauer, a 28-year-old state legislator, won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st congressional district. She advances to a showdown with Republican Rep. Rod Blum in a key battleground in the fight for the Senate majority.

With 24 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press had Finkenauer, who would be the youngest-ever woman elected to Congress, with 74 percent of the vote.

President Trump won the the Northeast Iowa district by 3.5 percentage points in 2016.

Live primary results: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont

Two major Midwest swing states are picking their nominees for the midterm elections Tuesday, as are two deep blue states where Republicans like their chances at electing or reelecting center-right governors.

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