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Senator Ernst “Not Saying” Whether She Supports Lawsuit to End Pre-Existing Conditions Protections for Iowans

After voting repeatedly to gut Iowans’ health care protections, Ernst “not saying” whether she supports lawsuit to end pre-existing conditions protections & Medicaid expansion Days after the Supreme Court announced it will hear the federal lawsuit that could send health care costs soaring, shutter rural hospitals, and end pre-existing conditions protections for hundreds of thousands of […]

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IA-Sen: Greenfield Raises Record-Breaking Numbers In Q4

Elizabeth Meyer, Iowa Starting Line January 9th, 2020 Original Article Democrat Theresa Greenfield raised more money in the last off-year fundraising quarter than any previous Iowa U.S. Senate challenger, according to figures released today by the Greenfield campaign. Greenfield, a Des Moines businesswoman and one of five Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. Joni […]

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Ernst’s Failure on Biofuels Betrayal More Proof Iowa Farmers Can’t Trust Her to Fight for Them in Washington

Senator Ernst fails to keep promise to hold EPA accountable, still not calling on Wheeler to resign as biofuels producers say Washington Republicans “turned [their] back on certainty for farmers” Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will not protect Iowa’s farmers and ethanol producers after using the biofuels waiver program to stack the deck […]

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5 Critical Questions Senator Ernst Needs to Answer Now on Dark Money Scheme

Senator Ernst has not commented on the story — and the Ernst campaign “did not offer any evidence to contradict the AP report” On Friday, the Associated Press published a scathing report raising questions about Senator Joni Ernst working “in close concert” with an outside dark money group set up by her top political aides to benefit her re-election, a degree of overlap that legal […]

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Greenfield Statement: Senator Ernst’s Betrayal of Iowans on Display as Another Ethanol Producer Stops Production

Ernst rubber-stamped fossil fuel lobbyists to lead the EPA who are “choosing oil over agriculture” Another ethanol producer is announcing it will stop production at its Northwest Iowa facility, citing the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to boost Big Oil at the expense of Iowa’s farmers and renewable fuels industry. Senator Joni Ernst voted in lockstep with Mitch McConnell to rubber-stamp […]

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NEW REPORT: Iowa Farmers “Running Out of Options” as Ernst Fails to Stand Up to Washington’s Reckless Trade Policies

“Farmers have struggled to escape a downturn… made worse by a U.S. trade war with China, Mexico and Canada that cut exports and depressed already low prices.” An alarming new report shows that Iowa farmers are increasingly struggling under the weight of Washington Republicans’ devastating trade policies. As Iowa farm debt hits the “highest level in the […]

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Something happened in Iowa today that will matter in 2020

Chris Cillizza, CNN Original Article Washington (CNN)To win back the Senate next November, Democrats need to net three seats (if they beat Donald Trump) or four (if they don’t).The numbers — 22 Republican seats up, just 12 Democratic ones — suggest this is eminently doable. And it might be! But the actual GOP-held seats are less appealing […]

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