Democrat Cindy Axne’s bid to unseat incumbent Republican David Young will get a boost from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program.
The program provides organizational, strategic and fundraising support to Democratic candidates running competitive campaigns against sitting Republicans in the U.S. House.
Axne, 53, is a former state government official and a small-business owner from West Des Moines.
“(Axne) is a proven leader within her community, having successfully advocated for all-day kindergarten for every child in West Des Moines,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said in a statement. “She’ll bring that fight to Congress to lower healthcare costs and get results for Iowans. Her impressive primary victory and grassroots-driven campaign puts her on track to flip this seat in November.”