Iowa Democrat Rita Hart announced Wednesday that she will withdraw her contest over Iowa’s 2nd congressional district before the House Committee on Administration and will no longer try to overturn her loss.
Hart, who ran against Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks in 2020, lost by six votes in what was the closest congressional election since 1984. Hart had been pushing Democrats on the House Administration Committee and on the floor to overturn Iowa’s certification of the election and seat her, which picked up support from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“After many conversations with people I trust about the future of this contest, I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration,” Hart said in a statement.
“I am saddened that some Iowans’ votes will not count through no fault of their own. The work of ensuring it does not happen again will continue beyond this campaign,” she continued.
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