Lanon Baccam wins Democratic primary to face Zach Nunn in Iowa

Lanon Baccam, a military veteran and former U.S. Department of Agriculture official, won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 3rd U.S. District on Tuesday.

Backcam will face Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Nunn in November, in a race for the South Central seat that is once again expected to be closely contested and nationally watched on both sides of the aisle.

The Associated Press called Baccam’s race against Melissa Vine, a nonprofit executive and small business owner, just 20 minutes after polls closed in Iowa. With 99% of the votes, Baccam is ahead of Vine by 84% to 16%.

Baccam, who joined the Iowa National Guard at age 17 and was later deployed to Afghanistan, worked on several Iowa-based Democratic campaigns, including that of President Joe Biden in 2020, and worked at the USDA under the leadership of former Iowa Governor. Tom Vilsack.

2024 IA Democratic Primary Results – US House District 3

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