Des Moines Register Editorial Board Endorsement: “Greenfield should be given an opportunity to refocus the junior senator’s office on working Iowans”

“Sen. Joni Ernst refused to meet with the Register’s editorial board… Over the past six years, the only squeals heard were those of delight from wealthy corporations that benefited from the GOP-crafted tax cut she supported.”

The Des Moines Register editorial board is endorsing businesswoman Theresa Greenfield’s U.S. Senate campaign, writing that Theresa “should be given an opportunity to refocus the junior senator’s office on working Iowans.”

This is the third editorial board endorsement that Theresa has received, following the Quad City Times and the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

In addition to highlighting Theresa’s commitment to hardworking Iowans, the endorsement notes that Senator Ernst “refused to meet with the Register’s editorial board to answer our questions about her one term in the Senate” and that “Over the past six years, the only squeals heard were those of delight from wealthy corporations that benefited from the GOP-crafted tax cut she supported.” Most recently, in 2016, the Register’s editorial board endorsed Senator Chuck Grassley for re-election.

Highlights from the Register’s endorsement:

  • Theresa Greenfield is not a practiced politician. That makes her all the more appealing to represent Iowans in the U.S. Senate.  
  • During a recent meeting with the Register’s editorial board, Greenfield talked about the importance of access to health care. Her other priorities include providing relief to those struggling from the pandemic, ending systemic racism, investing in community colleges, and bringing the country together.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst refused to meet with the Register’s editorial board to answer our questions about her one term in the Senate.
  • That term began with a promise to make government “squeal” by cutting spending. Over the past six years, the only squeals heard were those of delight from wealthy corporations that benefited from the GOP-crafted tax cut she supported. 
  • The people of this state deserve better. Greenfield should be given an opportunity to refocus the junior senator’s office on working Iowans. 

Read the full endorsement here.

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