3rd Congressional District

Axne wins tight rematch with Young

BY: - November 4, 2020

Iowa Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne claimed victory over Republican David Young for a second time, according to unofficial results. Axne unseated Young by 2 percentage points two years ago. On Tuesday, unofficial results suggested she won the rematch by 1.4 percentage points. With all precincts reporting, unofficially Axne finished with 218,968 votes, and Young, 212,727. […]

Axne, Young split on marijuana, Trump’s rally, classic rock, favorite coffee flavor

BY: - October 12, 2020

A televised debate Monday between Democratic U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and former GOP congressman David Young featured strong disagreements, some common ground and exclusive playlists. The 3rd Congressional District debate sponsored by KCCI-TV and the Des Moines Register was at times like watching a high-speed political ping pong match.  Should President Donald Trump hold his […]

Axne, Young spar over COVID-19 response shortly after President Trump leaves hospital

BY: - October 5, 2020

A couple of hours after COVID-positive President Trump returned to the White House, the candidates for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District got in a heated debate over the federal government’s handling of the pandemic. U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, a Democrat, and her opponent, former GOP Congressman David Young, squared off in an “Iowa Press” debate moderated […]

Axne: Pandemic revealed broad weakness in health system

BY: - October 2, 2020

Twelve hours before President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump have COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in the nation’s health care system.  “There is nothing that has exposed the American health care system and its inadequacies to the American people like COVID-19,” Axne […]

Young opposes Paris climate agreement, Axne supports it

BY: - September 25, 2020

The candidates for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District seat are split on whether the United States should abide by the Paris Agreement on climate change.  In an interview Friday, Republican former Congressman David Young said he opposes what he sees as a “voluntary” agreement rather than a treaty approved by Congress, in part because the United […]

KCCI, Register plan 3rd Congressional District debate Oct. 12

BY: - September 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and challenger and former Rep. David Young will debate Oct. 12 in an event arranged by television station KCCI and the Des Moines Register. The 3rd Congressional District debate will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on the economy, agriculture and the response to COVID-19, the news organizations reported. The […]