Ice Bucket Challenge Spreads Beyond Hoiberg, Kutcher’s Famous Faces

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State Head Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg did it. So did Iowa native and actor Ashton Kutcher. Now, the Ice Bucket Challenge has entered Iowa politics.

Third District Republican Congressional candidate David Young, of Van Meter, posted a video Monday taking the challenge, where a person dumps a bucket of ice on his head in efforts to promote awareness of A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The person accepting the challenge then challenges another person to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, and then that person challenges someone else and so on.

Young chose not to challenge his Democratic opponent, Staci Appel, of Ackworth. Instead, he challenged three other Republicans: Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, Second District Congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks, of Ottumwa, and attorney general candidate Adam Gregg, of Johnston.

Gregg accepted the challenge. He then challenged Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller.


1 Comment

  • Sue

    I think it is great that this fundraiser has caught on and so much money and awareness are being raised. On the news last night I heard that other charities are complaining about it being unfair and taking money away from them and their causes. Shame on you! This ‘gimmick’ is probably getting people who would not have necessarily donated to ANY cause to donate. I know that it has hit my neighbors in my home town. Not famous people, and not donating nearly as much, but having a lot of fun challenging each other and again, raising a lot of funds and awareness. Would other charities complain about the Susan G. Kommen fund raisers? they are pretty big. When Jerry Lewis used to host his telethon, did you complain then, that that was taking money away from your causes? Get off your duff and come up with something to get people interested! Don’t b*tch because people are being generous!!!!

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