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Iowa Senate Race

Game On: Iowa Democrat Hogg Inspires 'Rock Solid' Support as Grassley's Approval Rate Falters

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

With Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley's approval ratings faltering in a new poll on his role in obstructing the Supreme Court nomination process, Democratic challengers like state Sen. Rob Hogg are inspiring a groundswell of new support for a suddenly competitive election battle.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Here Are Some Things That Soon-To-Be Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Actually Said

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Igor Bobic

Bruce Braley Is Pretty Sure You Haven't Heard Of A Potluck Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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...

Igor Bobic

Candidates Spar Over Role Of Dark Money In Heated Iowa Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

FactCheck.org | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

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

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 with...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

Iowa Senate Candidate Suggested Medicaid Recipients Have No 'Personal Responsibility' For Their Health

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), who is running for U.S. Senate against Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), suggested in an April newsletter that Medicaid reci...

In Iowa, 'Chicken Case' Tests Anti-Lawyer Populism

Sara Warner | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Growing up in a family of lawyers, it always seemed fairly obvious that being an attorney is generally a noble and advantageous profession, especially when it comes to a career in politics.