Radio Iowa: Axne says Young should vote down Trump Administration’s ‘junk’ insurance plans

Radio Iowa: Axne says Young should vote down Trump Administration’s ‘junk’ insurance plans October 18, 2018 By O. Kay Henderson Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Des Moines tomorrow afternoon to campaign for Republican David Young, the incumbent in Iowa’s third congressional district. Cindy Axne of West Des Moines, Young’s Democratic opponent,…

Des Moines Register: The Register’s endorsements for Congress: GOP has failed to govern; give Democrats a chance

Des Moines Register: The Register’s endorsements for Congress: GOP has failed to govern; give Democrats a chance October 13, 2018 By Editorial Board When Republicans achieved the trifecta in 2016, winning the presidency as well as holding the House and Senate, it seemed the country was poised to move beyond the GOP-engineered partisan gridlock that…

The Winterset Madisonian: Vote!

The Winterset Madisonian: Vote! October 10, 2018 By Patty Weeks, Winterset   There are many reasons for going to the polls and voting in the 2018 midterm elections. I have, in the past, voted for both Democrats and Republicans. I have voted for both Senator Grassley and Stan Gustafson in past years and trusted them…

FiveThirtyEight projection gives Axne slight edge in 3rd District race

The latest projection from a national political forecasting website gives Cindy Axne a slight edge over incumbent David Young in the race for Iowa’s Third Congressional District. FiveThirtyEight.com has released its forecast for all 435 Congressional seats for the November General Election. The forecast for Iowa’s Third Congressional District currently gives Democrat Cindy Axne a two-in-three…

The five most competitive House races in the midterms

We’ve identified the five most competitive House races in the country, and they’re all seats held by Republicans. The races in Iowa, Florida, Texas, California and Maine — all considered true coin flips — will help determine whether Democrats will win control of the House in November, according to conversations with more than a dozen Republican and…