Several Dutch Americans projected to win U.S. House, Senate seats
The presidential elections in the United States means new members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Several Dutch Americans are projected to win seats, ANP reports.
In Iowa, Dutch American Randy Feenstra already won a seat in the House of Representatives. His Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten is also a Dutch American. Scholten is disappointed by his defeat, but thanked everyone who supported him. "Falling short is always difficult, whether it is with baseball or an election."
Michigan also has several Dutch American candidates, though the results for the state are not yet in. Democrat Hillary Scholten is competing for a seat against Republican Peter Meijer, both Dutch American. Republican Deputy Bill Huizenga and his Democratic opponent, progressive reverend Bryan Berghoef also both have Dutch roots. And Dutch American Republican John Moolenaar is expected to easily win his seat in the House against his non-Dutch American Democratic opponent.
In Colorado, Dutch American former Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper defeated the incumbent Republican Senator for a seat in the Senate.