U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and her challenger, former U.S. Rep. David Young, tangled in their third debate Monday night, clashing on issues like health care and taxes.
Axne, a Democrat, is running for her second term after defeating Young, a Republican, in 2018. Young had previously served two terms in the House.
The 3rd Congressional District debate, co-sponsored by KCCI-TV and the Des Moines Register, aired live on KCCI-TV and DesMoinesRegister.com.
Here are some of the claims Axne and Young made, and how they line up with the facts:
Young’s claim: ‘Unfortunately, my opponent misses many votes.’
According to GovTrack, which monitors each member of Congress’ voting record, Axne hasn’t failed to cast a vote since mid-2019. She has missed 1.8% of votes in the House overall — lower than the median of 2.3% among all active representatives.