Appel and Young Square Off in Second Debate

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INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The candidates for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District faced off Monday night in a debate at Simpson College.

This was the second debate for Democrat Staci Appel and Republican David Young. The two talked about Medicare, increasing the minimum wage, and the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage.

They also talked about an issue brought up at the last debate, passports for terrorists.

"In that first debate you said you would not be advocating taking away the passports of terrorists. You can't take these things back when you are a member of Congress. Your vote is your vote. You need to be decisive. You need to show leadership. You said that, it's in the first debate, it's on the table,” said Young.

Appel responded, "Let me be absolutely clear, one more time. I do not support giving terrorists passports it's absolutely absurd to think that a mom of six would think it's a good idea for terrorists to have passports. I will do everything possible to keep my family safe and your family safe."

The two candidates are running for the U.S. House seat left open by retiring congressman Tom Latham.


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