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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: South Carolina, Virginia, Maine, North Dakota and Nevada

Voters in five states will pick their nominees in House, Senate and gubernatorial races Tuesday, although some of the nominees in November’s most closely watched races are expecting little drama. For that, the parties are nervously monitoring primaries in a half-dozen House seats, with highly touted challengers, once-safe incumbents and ideological insurgents fighting to change what their parties stand for.

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