FACT CHECK: Democrat Cindy Axne Claims Republican Challenger Puts Donors Before Children’s Safety

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2022
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Kelsey Kremer/The Register via Imagn Content Services, LLC

CLAIM: Vulnerable Democrat Cindy Axne’s (IA) first campaign ad targeting Republican challenger Zach Nunn claimed he took money from an amusement pack CEO and then “sponsored legislation to loosen amusement park safety rules,” which led to an 11-year-old’s death.

VERDICT: Misleading. Axne’s ad left out information indicating that the bill he voted for was not only bipartisan legislation that was voted on by Republicans and Democrats, including Democrat party leadership — Iowa Democrat Party Chair Ross Wilburn and Iowa Democrat House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst. Additionally, the bill that was voted...

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