Tuesday, September 8, 2020


David Young Can’t Run From His Record of Voting to Take Away Iowans’ Health Care 

Young hides behind GOP party bosses in a desperate attempt to avoid his anti-worker record

DES MOINES — Rejected Congressman David Young is getting increasingly desperate and sexist as he tries to re-write his record of failing Iowa voters ahead of Election Day. Over the weekend, Young tried to mislead Iowans on his “clear record” of voting to gut the ACA, including protections for pre-existing conditions. And today, Young’s D.C. party bosses released an ad on his behalf using misogynistic rhetoric and altered images of Congresswoman Axne. Without a campaign strategy or message to voters, Young has resorted to running from his record and hiding behind the GOP establishment while they degrade a sitting congresswoman to prop up his failures.

While Young tries to hide from his record of putting party over people, Congresswoman Axne is fighting in Washington, D.C. for access to high-quality health care, rural hospitals, and higher wages for working Iowans.

Here’s the record David Young is trying to run from. During his time 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.

  • Worked to privatize Medicare, undermining guaranteed care for seniors.

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

“David Young’s record hasn’t changed since the last time voters rejected him at the ballot box. With nowhere to run from his record, Young is turning to D.C. party bosses to paper over his failures and record of partisan attacks on Iowans’ health care and pocketbooks,” said IDP spokesperson Samantha Kennedy. “But they cannot change his voting record to repeal the ACA, privatize Medicare, and put rural hospitals across Iowa at risk. Voters rejected Young and his assault on health care when they elected Congresswoman Cindy Axne in 2018, and they’ll do it again in November.”