What Joni Ernst said Tom Harkin said about her: Iowan GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst responded on Monday that she was “very offended” by Sen. Tom Harkin’s comments comparing her looks to Taylor Swift. “I was very offended that Sen. Harkin would say that, I think it’s unfortunate that he and many in their party believe that […]
Is it just me, or did Joni Ernst just effectively announce that she wants to kill farm subsidies? Of course, how effectively she announced it will depend on whether her opponent, Bruce Braley, picks up this ball and runs with it. Although maybe she’s talking about something else she thinks is pork. Be careful what […]
Dem Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is up with a new ad that contains footage of GOPer David Perdue telling a local TV station that he is “proud” of his outsourcing past. This footage could prove especially potent in a state with such high unemployment, but Nunn trails Perdue by nearly four points in the polling average, which is […]
Turns out that farm subsidies aren’t the only federal program Joni Ernst won’t vote to kill if she wins that Senate race. There’s one more federal program she wants to keep.
Ernst likes FEMA and wants to keep it! So does her father. This even though some blue states benefit from it sometimes, too! Go figure. She won’t even squawk about appropriations for it. Then again, she’s a turkey, not a chicken. So she might cluck. —- APPENDED: From the Comments thread here: EMichael / October 8, 2014 10:55 […]
While I was reading an article on the web this morning from my phone, up popped one of those incessant anti-Obama/anti-Obamacare “take-a-survey” ads—one of those little square red-and-white-bordered things with a goofy-looking picture of Obama on it. My laptop software blocks these things, so I was lucky enough to have not seen one of those […]
Highlights: There was this at the Senate debate in Iowa on Sunday: “I will fight hard to protect Social Security and Medicare for seniors like my mom and dad because our Greatest Generation has worked so hard for the American dream for our families,” said Republican Joni Ernst. Like many conservatives, Ernst supports some sort […]
Okay, so most of you who don’t live in Iowa (and most of you don’t live in Iowa, since it’s not a populous state) probably are unaware that the outcome of the election to replace retiring progressive Iowa senator Tom Harkin—which in turn may determine party control of the Senate—may turn on a dispute between […]