Candidate Details

Abby Finkenauer

House - Challenger

Abby Finkenauer is a Democratic candidate for Congress, running in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District which covers the northeastern part of the state and has been represented by Rep. Rod Blum–a member of the Freedom Caucus–since 2015.  Finkenauer currently serves in the Iowa state House, having first been elected in 2014. In her time serving in elected office, Finkenauer has become known as a staunch defender of working families and a vocal advocate for women. Finkenauer has considerable support in her race for Congress – she was one of the first 11 candidates named to the DCCC’s prestigious Red to Blue List, and has the support of 10+ labor unions in the district, and the backing EMILY’s List and End Citizens United. Three polls have already shown Finkenauer beating Rod Blum.

In 2015, Finkenauer visited Israel and gained an appreciation for Israel’s security needs and the special relationship between the United States and Israel. She understands that a two-state solution is the only way to ensure Israel’s secure future as a Jewish and democratic state, and she is committed to supporting US leadership in peace negotiations as a Member of Congress.