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Christina Wilkie

Joni Ernst Spokeswoman Resigned After DWI Arrest | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gretchen Hamel, a campaign spokeswoman for Iowa's U.S. Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, resigned last week after she was arrested for driving whil...

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...

Bruce Braley Lost To Joni Ernst In 2014 Iowa Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) lost to Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate contests Tuesday. The candidates w...

Joni Ernst Wins Senate Race In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) defeated Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate races Tuesday. The candidates wer...

Iowa Senate Election Results: Joni Ernst Wins Race Against Bruce Braley

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) defeated Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate contests Tuesday, Fox and ABC report....

Jason Linkins

Joni Ernst And The Shifting Politics Of Avoidance | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator and the GOP candidate for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat, stirred a lot of emotions Thursday, after she bailed on a nu...

Top Joni Ernst Donor Sued Over How He Treats His Help

Erik Ose | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

If Joni Ernst goes to Washington, Robert Mercer's support for her candidacy will have earned huge dividends.

Iowa's Bruce Braley, Joni Ernst Duel Over Abortion

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican candidate Joni Ernst defended her opposition to abortion rights during Thursday's final debate between her and Io...

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...

Romney Goes To Bat For Ernst

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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...

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...

Ex-Lawmaker Pleads Guilty In GOP Caucuses Case

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candida...

Environmental Groups: Joni Ernst Is Beholden To Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is facing a new round of attack ads, this time from environmental groups tying her to former Republican vi...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Self-Contradictory Take On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) says she thinks the legality of same-sex marriage should be left up to the states -- but w...

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

A Victory for Iowans Living with HIV and AIDS

Donna Red Wing | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

In the early hours of May 1, a historic bill passed the Iowa House that will modernize Iowa's discriminatory HIV law and forever change how people living with HIV will be treated.

GOP Senate Candidate Proposes Outlandish Schumer Idea

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Amid a crowded field of candidates to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), one Republican appears to have separated himself from the pack with a...

State GOP Leader Refutes Harassment Claims

The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Rod Boshart | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

The leader of the Iowa Senate's Republican caucus today refuted claims by a former employee of a hostile work environment where she and other female s...

'Urgent Battles' Keep King From Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) ruled out a run for Senate, saying on Friday he wants to focus on "urgent battles in Congress." King tweeted the news that...

State GOP Struggles Against Disarray As Bitter Divisions Emerge In Senate Race

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — It was a day Iowa Republicans had long dreamed of when their Democratic nemesis, Tom Harkin, announced he was retiring from t...

GOP Gov Blasts Big Rove Plan As A 'Mistake'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Turmoil deepened among leading Republicans over efforts to ward off controversial candidates in the next election, as Iowa Republi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Home State Poll Finds Outspoken GOP Lawmaker 'Unappealing' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The race to predict the race in Iowa to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is on. Republican Rep. Steve King is favored among GOP primary vot...

Iowa Dem Announces Senate Bid

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley on Thursday became the first Iowan to announce plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated ...

Dem Departure Presents Rare Chance For GOP

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — The announcement that veteran U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin would not run for re-election came as such a shock that neither his own pa...