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Report: Ernst said she’s ‘skeptical’ of COVID-19 death numbers

BY: - September 2, 2020

During a campaign stop in Black Hawk County, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said she was “skeptical” of the COVID-19 death numbers that have been reported and said health care providers are being reimbursed at higher rates for coronavirus-related cases, according to a report from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Following the Monday campaign stop, Ernst said […]

Ernst: Oil companies shouldn’t get COVID relief cash, farmers should

BY: - June 30, 2020

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst told the Iowa Farmers Union Tuesday that she doesn’t want federal pandemic relief going to oil interests.  A farmers union member asked if fossil fuel companies should be eligible for COVID relief funds.  “I’d rather they weren’t,” said Ernst, who is facing an election challenge from businesswoman Theresa Greenfield. The […]

Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst

Grassley and Ernst support police reform, but Democrats want more

BY: - June 17, 2020

Republican Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley say they support police reform, but the measures they’re backing are not as broad as those called for by Democrats. Responding to protests over the death of George Floyd last month while in the custody of Minneapolis police, local and federal agencies are examining their law enforcement policies […]

Greenfield wins Democratic primary, will challenge U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

BY: - June 2, 2020

Democrat Theresa Greenfield will challenge Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. The Associated Press projected Greenfield the winner of the June 2 primary. She defeated three other Democrats to win the nomination Tuesday. Greenfield, 56, a Des Moines businesswoman, received an early endorsement from the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee late last year. […]

Primary primer: U.S. Senate Democratic candidates

BY: - May 31, 2020

Overview: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst made history in 2014 as the first woman to win a federal election in Iowa, flipping Iowa’s formerly blue seat to red. This year, Ernst is up for re-election for the first time since taking office and political analysts expect Iowa will both be closely watched and funded by Republicans […]