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Iowa Democrat tops Ernst in third-quarter fundraising for Senate race

Tal Axelrod, The Hill October 11, 2019 Original Article An Iowa Democrat outraised incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in the third quarter of 2019 in the Hawkeye State’s competitive Senate race. Theresa Greenfield, who launched her campaign to unseat Ernst in June, said she raised more than $1.1 million in the year’s third quarter, compared with reports that Ernst raised just under […]

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NEW: Senator Ernst Gets Early Bailout From Big Oil-Backed Dark Money Group With Close Ties to Mitch McConnell

Rescue package comes as promised after “leading Democrat” Theresa Greenfield outraised Ernst in Q3 & Ernst saw “biggest slide in net approval for any senator” A dark money group tied to Mitch McConnell and funded by Big Oil and other special interests is taking to the airwaves to prop up vulnerable Senator Joni Ernst, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a week after […]

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On National Farmers Day, Proud Farm Kid Theresa Greenfield Commits to Defending Iowa’s Farm Economy, Calls Out Ernst’s Failure to Fight for Farmers

Greenfield: “hardworking Iowans are paying the price for Senator Ernst’s failure to stand up for our state… I’ll take a backseat to no one in defending Iowa’s farm economy and fighting to ensure our farmers get the fair shot they deserve.” Today, on National Farmers Day, proud farm kid and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield released the […]

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RATINGS CHANGE: Inside Elections Moves Iowa Senate Race In Dems’ Direction, Building on Theresa Greenfield’s Momentum

Greenfield Touted as “Democratic frontrunner” on Heels of News that She Outraised Out-of-Touch Incumbent Senator Joni Ernst Inside Elections moved its rating for Iowa’s U.S. Senate race in Democrats’ favor today, from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican,” highlighting out-of-touch incumbent Senator Joni Ernst’s shaky standing with voters and touting “Democratic frontrunner” Theresa Greenfield’s farm-kid background as an asset […]

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Ernst Refuses to Break With McConnell and Washington Republicans as Iowa’s Economy Slumps, Workers Laid Off, Farmers Fear for Their Livelihood

Ernst voted to confirm the fossil fuel lobbyists who are now using EPA waiver program to hand out favors to Big Oil at the expense of Iowa corn growers Following another report about the devastating consequences of Washington’s trade war and attacks on Iowa’s renewable energy industry, U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield released the following statement slamming […]

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REMINDER: Senator Ernst Has Voted Repeatedly to Gut Protections for Iowans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Ernst once bragged: “I actually have the courage” to gut coverage protections for 448,000 Iowans with pre-existing conditions Senator Joni Ernst spent the summer claiming she “would never want to take away” coverage protections for Iowans with pre-existing conditions — when in fact she’s spent her last five years in the Senate voting to gut those protections. Senator Ernst […]

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Washington Post: Sen. Ernst says lawmakers should discuss fixing Social Security ‘behind closed doors’

Iowa has fifth-highest proportion of senior citizens in the country, yet Ernst has “talked about privatizing Social Security” since 2014 Greenfield: “We work hard for these earned benefits and deserve better than a senator who plays games with retirement security.” The Washington Post reports that Senator Joni Ernst is facing backlash for saying she’d like to discuss her plan to […]

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NEW: Senator Ernst Would Rather Attack Social Security “Behind Closed Doors”

Ernst has “talked about privatizing Social Security” since 2014, and her sham paid leave plan “smashes open” the Social Security lock box and is opposed by nonpartisan experts, Republicans, conservatives Iowa Starting Line reported today that Senator Joni Ernst would like to “‘sit down behind closed doors’ as a way to avoid public scrutiny” of her plans to gut and raid Iowans’ hard-earned Social Security benefits. Senator Ernst […]

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