Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) won her first full term on Tuesday in what became the state’s most expensive governor’s race in history.
Reynolds was appointed governor after former Gov. Terry Branstad (R) became the U.S. ambassador to China.
But she had never run for governor before and faced a tough challenge from Fred Hubbell, a retired business executive.
Reynolds, who had served as Iowa’s lieutenant governor since 2011, embraced President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, who campaigned for her in the state several times.
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The race was considered a “toss-up.”