Cindy Axne

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: Farmers need help with markets, derecho recovery

BY: - October 8, 2020

The next Congress must address the mixture of troubles facing Midwestern farmers, from a political fight over support for ethanol to tariff-fueled trade wars and derecho damage, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne told a Greater Des Moines Partnership virtual forum Thursday. Axne, D-Iowa, is running for re-election against former GOP Congressman David Young, the man she […]

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 […]

Axne, Young trade barbs over ads on health care, allegiance to party leaders

BY: - September 9, 2020

The political rematch between Democratic U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and the man she unseated two years ago, Republican David Young, has heated up in the past week in a series of accusations over ads. Young’s team on Tuesday criticized Axne’s new ad, “Promised,” suggesting it revives distortions from the 2018 campaign. Axne defeated Young by […]

Partnership adds three more candidate appearances

BY: - September 4, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has added three more candidate appearances to its series, conducted with Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. State Rep. Ashley Hinson (1st Congressional District): Sept. 21 from 10–11 a.m. U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield: Sept. 23 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (1st Congressional […]

Partnership plans congressional candidate forums

BY: - August 26, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a candidate forum series for Iowa candidates for U.S. congressional seats. These virtual town halls are confirmed: Second District Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Thursday, Sept. 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst: Monday, Sept. 14 […]

Biofuels group blasts new ethanol-waiver requests

BY: - August 21, 2020

The number of small oil refineries asking to get out of a requirement to blend ethanol ballooned to 98 after federal officials said they would wait until after the election to make a decision.  Should President Donald Trump lose in his bid for re-election, he would still have a couple of months to act on […]

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Monmouth Poll: Miller-Meeks leads Hart in state’s tightest congressional race

BY: - August 6, 2020

The race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s Second District is the closest among the Iowa’s congressional races, according to a Monmouth University Poll released Thursday.   Miller-Meeks, a state senator, led Hart, a former state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor, 47% to 44% among registered voters. The candidates are vying […]

Aerial view of flooded Hamburg Iowa in 2019

Axne: Legislation would prevent repeat of Hamburg levee controversy

BY: - August 5, 2020

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne told Iowans Wednesday that part of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act would overturn a federal rule that left Hamburg without full levee protection in a major flood last year.  Axne, D-Iowa, spoke to the Iowa Farmers Union via Zoom Wednesday. The water legislation is pending in the Senate. Hamburg, a […]