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County backs GOP in other races

By Staff | Nov 9, 2016

While Emmet County elected two Democrats to the board of supervisors and to the auditor’s office, voters gave the nod to Republicans in the federal and state elections.

Republican Senator Charles Grassley defeated Democratic challenger Patty Judge for his seventh term in office with Iowans giving him 923,280 votes (60.1 percent) with Judge receiving 546,686 (35.6 percent). In Emmet County, Grassley received 3,338 votes (70.9 percent) with Judge receiving 1,170 (24.86 percent).

Republican Congressman Steve King defeated Democratic challenger Kim Weaver for the District 4 seat with 225,842 votes (61.3 percent) compared to 142,018 (38.5 percent).

Emmet County also gave the nod to Republicans in the state senate and state house races.

Republican incumbent Dennis Guth received 18,322 votes (60.7 percent) compared to 11,836 votes (39.2 percent) for Democratic challenger Susan Bangert in the State Senate District 4 race. In Emmet County, Guth received 2,782 votes compared to 1,749 for Bangert. In Hancock County, Guth won 3,878 to 1,876. In Kossuth County, Guth won 4,586 to 3,871. In Winnebago County he won 3,310 to 2,317. In Wright County, Guth won 3,766 to 2,023.

For state representative in District 7, Republican incumbent Tedd Gassman was elected to a third term with 9,646 votes (63.3 percent) compared to 5,586 (36.6 percent) for Democratic challenger Dave Grussing. In Emmet County, Gassman won 2,853 to 1,757. In Kossuth County (the northern half including Algona), Gassman won 3,118 to 1,844. In Winnebago County, he won 3,675 to 1,985.