For Immediate Release
October 19, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Mike Pence’s Visit to IA-03
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Vice President Mike Pence is in Des Moines, Iowa campaigning for Republican Rep. David Young (IA-03). Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“David Young’s ongoing lie about protecting health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions becomes even more absurd when he campaigns with Pence, one of the biggest opponents of affordable health care. Today’s rally confirms that Young would continue to be nothing more than an empty suit yes-man for the harmful Trump-Pence agenda. Iowans deserve a representative like Cindy Axne who will fight for them in Congress, not kowtow to this administration like Young.”
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