Almost every day, I talk to Democrats who haven’t settled on a candidate in the third Congressional district, where six people are running against two-term Representative David Young. (Heather Ryan ended her Congressional campaign last month and will challenge State Representative Rick Olson in Iowa House district 31’s Democratic primary instead.)
Many of the contenders have supporters I respect and admire. I have no doubt they would represent us well in the U.S. House.
So as I try to pick a favorite from this strong field, I find myself circling back to one question: who has the best chance of beating Young?
At last month’s College and Young Democrats forum in Indianola, each candidate had three minutes to explain how they can win this race. I’ve transcribed their answers in full after the jump.