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Why Iowa is the most important state on the political map

The predominantly white working-class state voted for Trump by 9 points and elected a Republican governor in 2018. If Republicans can’t win here, it’s going to be a long Election Night.

Vice President Mike Pence during a 2017 fundraiser for Sen. Joni Ernst in Boone, Iowa
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

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