ICYMI: Des Moines Register Endorses Cindy Axne for Congress
Editorial board: “Axne jumped right into working on issues. She is accessible to her constituents and sees taking care of people as a calling.”
DES MOINES – In case you missed it, yesterday the editorial board of the Des Moines Register endorsed Cindy Axne’s reelection campaign in Iowa’s Third Congressional District:
“It’s deja vu in the 3rd District. Cindy Axne vs. David Young. Except this time, Axne is the incumbent, and she deserves to be reelected.
Axne’s unseating of Young two years ago helped Democrats gain control of the U.S. House. That put an end to legislative attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to that chamber turning a blind eye to the wrongdoing of a U.S. president. It ensured more accountability in pandemic-related stimulus legislation.
After being sworn in, Axne jumped right into working on issues related to agriculture, affordable housing, community development, insurance and entrepreneurship. She is accessible to her constituents and sees taking care of people as a calling.
Iowans should not forget why they booted Young from office. He voted in lockstep with extreme members of his party on everything from irresponsible tax cuts to undermining the Affordable Care Act, which provides health insurance to thousands of Iowans. If he really wanted to protect coverage for people with preexisting health conditions, as he insists he does, he would not have sought to dismantle the law that does exactly that.
Young has taken cheap shots at Axne for working remotely during an infectious disease pandemic, something members of the House are appropriately allowed to do. Young also declined to meet with the Register’s editorial board to discuss his record and plans.”