Original 8/9/2017 post, "Fundraising jubilation aside, this is a race that was already leaning Democrat" starts here.
Not including his 2016 election, when he ran unopposed, Dem. Curt Hanson won his 3 previous elections by an average margin of 10 percentage points. In yesterday's special election, the Democrat Phil Miller defeated Republican Travis Harris by 10 percentage points.
Democrat Phil Miller wins Iowa House District 82 special election. (Des Moines Register, 8/8/2017)
Welcome to hyperbole.
Subject line: Massive DEFEAT for Trump!
And in a southeastern Iowa district that didn't field a GOP candidate last fall!!
Source: Iowa Legislative Services Agency