Young, Axne comment on Trump’s post-Putin statements

Candidates in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race are reacting to President Trump’s statements following his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Trump and Putin held a two-hour closed door meeting in Helsinki, Finland earlier this week. Following the meeting, Trump complimented Putin in a news conference, and questioned U.S. intelligence findings regarding Russian collusion in…

Democrats rally in Shen candidates meeting

(Shenandoah) — Candidates running in key federal, state and local races in the November general election assembled in Shenandoah Tuesday night for an important event. Democrats from several southwest Iowa counties packed the Depot Restaurant’s back room for a “Conversation With the Candidates.” Cindy Axne, Democratic nominee in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, was among the…

Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in Iowa races for Congress

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend. Fundraising totals released this week for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in northeast Iowa shows Democrat Abby Finkenauer raised more than $605,000 between May 17 and June…

Democrat Cindy Axne will get a boost from DCCC’s national ‘Red to Blue’ list

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…