Telegraph Herald Editorial Board: “Greenfield merits opportunity to serve Iowa in U.S. Senate”

“Ernst comes up short on achievements in her first term regarding some critical issues.”

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald editorial board is endorsing businesswoman Theresa Greenfield in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race this morning, praising her “strong background in agriculture and as a small-business leader” and how she “brings ideas to the table about addressing the current challenges facing the state.”

The Telegraph Herald editorial board joins the editorial boards of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Quad City Times, and Des Moines Register in endorsing Theresa.

In this morning’s endorsement, the Telegraph Herald editorial board also calls out Senator Ernst for mostly participating in “private gatherings” of supporters and refusing to meet with editorial boards throughout the state, writing, “A truly accessible political figure would take advantage of those opportunities.”

Highlights from the Telegraph Herald endorsement:

  • Theresa Greenfield… can passionately articulate her ideas for cultivating small business and agriculture.
  • With the longest term of any elected officials, a U.S. senator gets six years to establish a record and notch accomplishments. However, Ernst comes up short on achievements in her first term regarding some critical issues.
  • Greenfield has a strong background in agriculture and as a small-business leader. She spoke easily in the most recent debate about the specific price of corn and the challenge that commodities prices present to farmers, while Ernst missed badly on her attempt to guess at the price of soybeans.
  • Greenfield brings ideas to the table about addressing the current challenges facing the state — including a focus on workers to expand and extend unemployment benefits and develop another round of the PPP. She envisions a massive infrastructure plan that could put people back to work and strengthen Iowa’s roads and bridges. She supports a modernized immigration process that would be welcoming to new Iowans and grow our economy.
  • Greenfield underscores the importance of lowering prescription drug costs… she recognizes the importance of this issue to Iowans and promises to make it a priority.
  • In the estimation of the TH Editorial Board, Greenfield deserves a shot at making her mark for Iowa.

Read the full endorsement here.

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