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Ernst works to appeal to female voters by holding up Judge Barrett as a trailblazer like RBG

BY: - October 19, 2020

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, one of two Republican women on the Senate Judiciary Committee, worked last week during confirmation hearings to portray Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as a trailblazer and role model for women. Ernst brought up comparisons between the conservative Barrett and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women’s rights […]

Theresa Greenfield stops short of saying how she’d vote on election-year Supreme Court nominees

BY: - October 16, 2020

Senate Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield said she wants Congress to delay the confirmation vote for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett until after the November election, but she did not commit to how she would vote on a future election-year nominee. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, who is running against Greenfield this November, sits on […]

Senate debate: Amid technical glitches, candidates differ on racial issues

BY: - October 15, 2020

The last Senate debate between U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield was marred by technical difficulties, chopped-up answers and candidates unable to hear questions. Less than a month before the general election, Ernst and Greenfield debated from remote locations as they tried to sway voters in one of the country’s most competitive […]

Judge orders FEC to act on complaint against nonprofit group associated with Ernst

BY: - October 14, 2020

A district court judge ruled the Federal Election Commission must act on a complaint filed by an election watchdog against a political nonprofit group related to Sen. Joni Ernst’s re-election campaign. On Wednesday, District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the FEC to act on the complaint against Iowa Values, a political nonprofit working to re-elect […]

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Ernst, Greenfield each call for apologies during second U.S. Senate debate

BY: - October 3, 2020

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield asked each other to apologize Saturday during their second televised debate. Ernst did. Greenfield didn’t. The moment came toward the end of an hour-long debate in which the candidates also clashed on health care. WHO-TV moderator Dave Price offered the candidates a chance to ask each […]

Ernst says no one ‘should be surprised’ she voted with Democrats on ACA lawsuit

BY: - October 2, 2020

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said nobody “should be surprised” she voted with Democrats to bar the U.S. Department of Justice from supporting a lawsuit aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act. Ernst was one of six Republicans to support the measure on Thursday, which was prompted by a rare action by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer […]

Greenfield says she supports additional $1,200 checks and extending $600 unemployment

BY: - September 30, 2020

Rolling up in her late husband’s 1978 Chevrolet Nova, Senate Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield said COVID-19 will be “one of the most consequential times” in her life and announced her policy priorities to help Iowans deal with the health and financial burdens of the pandemic. Greenfield held a press conference outside of the IBEW Local […]

In heated first debate, Ernst and Greenfield clash on vacant court seat, mask mandate

BY: - September 28, 2020

In their first televised debate, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield sparred over the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation vote and argued over the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and criminal justice reform. Several times during the debate, the exchanges became heated enough that “Iowa Press” host and moderator David Yepsen […]

Iowans condemn tweet citing Ernst’s status as an abuse survivor

BY: - September 17, 2020

Iowans and politicians are condemning a tweet by a magazine that referenced U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s history of domestic abuse and compared it to President Donald Trump’s presidency and the accusations he’s faced over how he treats other Republicans and women. The tweet by The New Republic linked to a magazine cover story profiling Ernst […]

Poll: More older Iowans plan on voting absentee for general election

BY: - September 15, 2020

More Iowans over 50 are planning on voting early for the upcoming general election compared to 2016, according to a poll released by AARP. The poll also shows President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst with narrow leads over their Democratic challenges among Iowa likely voters. The poll, which surveyed Iowans between Aug. 30 […]

EPA turns down oil refineries’ biofuels exemption requests

BY: - September 14, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, less than two months before the Nov. 3 elections, has rejected small oil refineries’ requests to blend less ethanol.  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday said the refineries had not proven they faced hardships that would warrant the government stepping back from its insistence that refineries blend 15 billion gallons […]

Partnership adds three more candidate appearances

BY: - September 4, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has added three more candidate appearances to its series, conducted with Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. State Rep. Ashley Hinson (1st Congressional District): Sept. 21 from 10–11 a.m. U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield: Sept. 23 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (1st Congressional […]