His district has been redrawn and is now competitive. Council Bluffs and south have been taken out and replaced by the much more liberal Ames. His opponent is the wife of a former Iowa Governor and current Secy. of AG. Another Iowa race pits an incumbent Republican against an incumbent Democrat and that race is very tight with a very slight edge for the Democrat. Iowa is one of the few States that do not gerrymander districts. It should be the model for the nation.