Wednesday, September 16, 2020



David Young Can’t Re-Write His Record of Working For Special Interests, GOP Establishment

Iowa voters rejected Young’s record of attacks on health care and workers once, and they’ll do it again in November


DES MOINES — Without any real strategy or message to voters, rejected Congressman David Young is resorting to desperate attempts to mislead Iowa voters about his dismal record in Congress. In a last-ditch effort to save his flailing campaign, Young’s ads are trying to portray him as a champion of health care — but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

In reality, he voted repeatedly to completely eliminate the Affordable Care Act and leave hundreds of thousands of Iowans without access to care. Instead of working to protect people with pre-existing conditions like he claims, Young voted to dismantle millions of Americans’ access to health coverage and supported relentless partisan attacks on Iowans’ health care.

“Young’s Congressional voting record speaks for itself: when he was in Washington, he only worked for special interests, wealthy donors, and the GOP establishment,” said IDP spokesperson Samantha Kennedy. “Now, Young’s campaign is trying to run the same failed, rubber-stamp GOP playbook with no message to voters and one notable absence: his anti-health care record. Iowans deserve a leader like Congresswoman Axne who has a clear record of putting Iowans’ health first — not someone who resorts to cheap attempts to fool voters about a record of service they already rejected.”

Take a look at the facts on the record David Young is trying to run from. While in Congress, David Young: 

  • Voted multiple times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have entirely eliminated all protections for people with pre-existing conditions and left hundreds of thousands of Iowans without care.

  • Worked to privatize Medicare, undermining the government guarantee of care for Iowa seniors.

  • Supported Trump’s tax scam that handed over 83% of benefits to only the wealthiest 1% of Americans.