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…

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…