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Wed Jun 4, 2014, 12:10 AM

Ernst Wins Iowa Republican Primary for US Senate

Source: Associated Press

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state legislator whose ads about guns and hog castration helped her shore up support among conservatives, won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday to set up a fall matchup that Republicans are eyeing as a prime opportunity to pick up a seat.

Once a long shot when better-known party leaders passed on the race, the state senator and Iraq War veteran received enough votes to avoid a nominating convention in the five-way race. Most of the voting in the primary came ahead of severe storms, which curbed turnout and forced some precincts to suspend voting temporarily.

Ernst moves on to face Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley in a race expected to play a key role in the battle for Senate control.

Five-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced last year that he would forego another term, leaving a Senate seat open in Iowa for the first time in 40 years. Republicans have made the traditional swing state one of their top targets.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/ernst-wins-iowa-republican-primary-us-senate-23983684

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xocet Jun 2014 OP
radiclib Jun 2014 #1
humbled_opinion Jun 2014 #2
Bandit Jun 2014 #4
alp227 Jun 2014 #3
question everything Jun 2014 #5
Timez Squarez Jun 2014 #6

Response to xocet (Original post)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 12:17 AM

1. Off the rails

and circling the drain. To mix metaphors.
This woman makes Palin look like Brainiac. The humanity!

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Wed Jun 4, 2014, 01:34 AM

2. Yeah lets accuse her of a War on Women

Oh wait? Seems like the GOP is putting up alot of women candidates this time around....

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 08:47 AM

4. A lot of Stepford women

Women "that know their place"

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Response to xocet (Original post)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 02:00 AM

3. Normally I LOVE seeing crazy right wingers winning primaries,

since they make the best Democratic Party voter recruitment drives. BUT this is a mostly rural/agricultural state, not like NY or CA. Iowa Democrats, PLEASE show up in force against the many more right wingers in your state! PLEASE!

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Wed Jun 4, 2014, 02:24 PM

5. God helps us if she wins

because nothing else will.

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Wed Jun 4, 2014, 02:42 PM

6. Joni Ernst is scheduled to lose in a major rout

 

this coming November..

No-one takes Harkin's seat except a true blue Democrat.

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