Congressman Young’s Campaign Explained in Two Charts

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers wondering what type of U.S. Senator Congressman Todd Young would be for Indiana need to just look at two charts that show one clear message: He’s a Washington politician indebted to the big money special interests who would put their agenda ahead of the interests of Hoosiers.

As the Indy Start reported yesterday, Congressman Young:

“has benefited disproportionately from the influx of cash from outside Indiana. Outside groups have spent $24.3 million to help Republican Todd Young…experts say it could also make it more difficult for Young to operate independently in Washington.”


And how is all this Washington special interest money being spent by Congressman Young and his DC allies? A new report from WTHR reveals that nearly 90% of their ad spending has been on negative, misleading smears, compared to just 5% on positive ads that would address his record or his plans for Indiana.

Why doesn’t Congressman Young want to run positive ads talking about his own record? Because then he’d have to reveal how great his record is for the special interests bankrolling his campaigns, and how harmful it is to Hoosier families. This includes:

– Congressman Young wrote a plan that ends Medicare as we know it, re-opens the prescription drug donut hole, and could cost Hoosier seniors on average $6,400 more in health care costs a year

– Congressman Young’s plan also allowed student loan interest rates to double from 3.4% to 6.8% (costing an Indiana student with debt an average of $6,000 more in costs); while also cutting Pell Grants for 32,000 Hoosier students

– Congressman Young called the auto rescue that saved 100,000 Hoosier jobs a “waste”

– Congressman Young voted to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, but against assistance for workers whose jobs are outsourced

– Congressman Young long supported the job-killing TPP trade deal

– Congressman Young voted to weaken the toughest Wall Street regulations in decades as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

– Congressman Young voted to shut down the government 5 times, and then kept his paycheck despite telling Hoosiers otherwise

– Congressman Young, despite serving on the Washington tax-writing committee, attempted to take a tax credit he didn’t earn, paid his taxes late, and was fined $30,000 by the FEC for accepting nearly $100,000 in prohibited donations.

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