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Iowa Senate Race

Sabrina Siddiqui

Here Are Some Things That Soon-To-Be Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Actually Said | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Iowa elected Republican Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, making her the state's first woman senator. Ernst, a stat...

Costly And Competitive Senate Campaign Nears End

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit t...

Joni Ernst 'Greatly Offended' By Tom Harkin's Taylor Swift Comparison

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is pushing back on comments from outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who said that Iowans shouldn't vote for Ern...

Harry Reid: Joni Ernst May Be Too Extreme Even For GOP

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned Democrats on Saturday that they couldn't afford a loss in Iowa's "critical" U.S. Senate race, becaus...

Iowa and Stem Cells: Braley/Ernst Race has National Impact

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Thanks to embryonic stem cell research, and the strong support of Democrats like retiring Tom Harkin, (whom Joni Ernst hopes to replace), all three of these conditions are closer to cure right now.

GOP Beefs Up Early Voting In Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Using robo-calls from the popular governor, mailers adorned with pictures of Uncle Sam and a small army of door-knocking act...

Igor Bobic

Bruce Braley Is Pretty Sure You Haven't Heard Of A Potluck Dinner | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

According to Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley, nobody outside of the Midwest is aware of what a potluck is. The Democratic congressman told the N...

Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Iowa Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst Iowa Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Democrats Try To Tarnish Joni Ernst's 'Iowa Nice' Image

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As time runs short in the competitive Iowa Senate race, Democrats are trying to tarnish the centerpiece of Republican Joni E...

Democrats Cling To Signs Of Hope In Competitive Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three weeks until Election Day, Democrats are clinging to last-minute signs of hope in Iowa's competitive Senate race, which i...

Iowa Senate Candidate Mocks Bruce Braley Over Michelle Obama Flub

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst says Michelle Obama's flub about Rep. Bruce Braley's (D-Iowa) name gave her campaign a boost. The first...

Mitt Romney Campaigns With Joni Ernst In Iowa

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa Sunday for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, hoping to capitalize on Presiden...

Igor Bobic

Candidates Spar Over Role Of Dark Money In Heated Iowa Senate Debate | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) clashed over many issues in Saturday's Iowa Senate debate, but the role of dark...

Joni Ernst Position Misrepresented | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Democratic TV ads in Iowa have repeatedly misrepresented Republican Joni Ernst’s position...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive, according to new data from CBS/New York Times/YouGov polling conducted nationwide and NBC...

EXTREME ERNST: Backed Arresting Feds Over Obamacare

TPM | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, once said she would support legislation that would allow "local law enforcement...

That's So Fetch! Iowa Senate Candidate Braley Taps Into The 'Mean Girls' Demographic

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

We're not sure whether he wears pink on Wednesdays, but we can confirm that Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) is using his "Mean Girls" expe...

If You Live In One Of These States, You're Probably Really Sick Of Campaign Ads

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Braley And Ernst Clash In First Iowa Senate Debate

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — The candidates in one of the closest Senate races in the nation faced off in a testy first debate in Iowa Sunday night, with ...

Poll Shows Bruce Braley Trailing Joni Ernst In Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley trailing GOP rival Joni Ernst by six points in Iowa's...

Igor Bobic

Why 2014 Is The Greatest Election Ever ... In One Map | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

The prevailing theory about the 2014 election, at least according to pundits, is that it's an election about nothing. No dominant theme explains issue...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Announce Ad Buy Against Iowa Republican Joni Ernst | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the political arm of the Sierra Club are targeting Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst ...

There's One Political Ad Every Two Minutes In These Two States

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. A warning...

Koch-Linked Group Targets Farmers Who Endorsed A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of Koch brothers-linked groups were so incensed that a farmer's association endorsed the Senate campaign of Iowa Democratic Rep....

Jason Linkins

The Future Of Attack Ads Is An Endless Loop Of Loony Billionaires Yelling At Each Other | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Terrible political attack ads used to be so simple. Time was you could forget to press forward on your TiVo and accidentally catch some dire-sounding ...