Iowa primary election: Franken pulls ahead of Finkenauer in race to face Grassley in November

Zach Nunn leads Republican race in Rep. Cindy Axne’s redrawn district
It's primary election night in Iowa.
Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 5:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2022 at 9:23 PM CDT
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(WOWT) - Iowa voters cast their ballots in the state’s primary election Tuesday, the first since new district lines were drawn.

Normally, 25 of 50 state senate seats would be up for election this year, but that number is now 34 due to redistricting. Additionally, all house seats are up for election.

Because of changes to state election laws, the polls will close an hour earlier than in previous elections. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Absentee ballots must also be turned in by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Once polls close, you can find updates from 6 News as they become available:


Among Tuesday’s most notable contests is the Democratic race to face Sen. Chuck Grassley in November, particularly since Abby Finkenauer had to fight to remain on the primary ballot.

As of 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, the results were as followed.

  • Michael Franken: 55%
  • Abby Finkenauer: 40%
  • Glenn Hurst: 5%


Iowans in the viewing area will also be watching the 3rd District Congressional race to see what Republican will challenge Rep. Cindy Axne for her redistricted seat in November.

As of 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, the results were as followed.

  • Zach Nunn: 66%
  • Nicole Hasso: 19%
  • Gary Leffler: 15%

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