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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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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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