Insiders 5/24/20: Get to Know the Republican Candidates for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

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DES MOINES, Iowa — David Young wants his job back in Congress. Young represented Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District for four years before losing to Democrat Cindy Axne in 2018. Young wants to take on Axne again, but he first faces a Republican challenger in next month’s primary election.

Young weighed in on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Congress in the recovery ahead.  

Bill Schafer spent decades serving in the military, which took him to Iowa in 2011 for his last stop with the Army. Schafer says he and his wife fell in love with the state and decided to stay after he retired. Now Schafer is trying to represent Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C. He takes on Young in the June 2 primary.

Here’s one area where the coronavirus pandemic may have helped bring about a positive trend in Iowa.

Dave Price takes a look at the latest unemployment numbers and more on this week’s Quick 6.

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