Biden's controversial decision is the latest Democratic defeat in a former bastion.

seIowa Democrats have reached a "low point" as a result of their catastrophic 2020 presidential caucuses, the loss of their first-in-the-nation caucus

 the Democratic primary schedule, and multiple electoral losses to Republicans.

In February, the Democratic National Committee authorized President Joe Biden's proposal to elevate South Carolina ahead of Iowa in the party's nominating calendar 


the following election cycle, thereby dethroning the Hawkeye State's coveted position during the primary season. In light of their losses in the midterm elections of 2022, in which the GOP 

won all four of Iowa's congressional seats, Iowa Democrats face a difficult future.

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack, who retired from Congress in 2020, told the New York Times, "There is no doubt that the Democrats are in a low point in Iowa." 

 Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks flipped his seat, defeating Democratic opponent Rita Hart by six ballots. It is difficult to recruit runners when we are so far behind

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