Iowa Democratic Representative Dave Loebsack has announced that he will retire in 2020, setting up a potential contested race.
Loabsack announced his impending retirement Friday afternoon. He is retiring after 14 years of service for the 2nd District in Iowa. His district went for President Donald Trump by 4 percentage points in 2016, though it was strongly Democratic in other recent presidential elections.
“Having grown up in poverty, I never would have imagined having the honor of serving as the voice of Iowans in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Loebsack said in a statement. “To best achieve that, I made it a point to meet with folks where they live, work and play in order to focus on improving their lives. I have worked hard to ensure ALL Iowans have had their voice heard.”