Skip to comments.Iraq War Veteran Emerges as Republican Frontrunner in Iowa Senate Race
Posted on 04/12/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst emerged as the Republican frontrunner this week in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa).
Ernst, who served as a company commander in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and is a mother of three, gained a slight advantage over the other four candidates for the GOP Senate nomination in a Suffolk University poll.
Ernst has 25 percent support among likely primary goers, followed closely by wealthy businessman Mark Jacobs with 23 percent. The other three candidates received less than 10 percent, while 40 percent are still undecided for the June 3 primary.
Ernst has portrayed herself as a candidate who could unite grassroots conservatives in Iowa with the GOP establishment. She has secured key endorsements from both of those Republican factions, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She would also be the first woman elected in Iowa to either the governorship or Congress.
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I do think she could be a Teflon candidate. Attacking a woman military veteran would put ‘Rats in an awkward position.
I strongly urge restrained enthusiasm. She’s squishy on illegal immigration, and may be labeled a RINO long before her first term is completed.
That said, it’s Tommie the Commie’s vote she would be replacing!
The dominant media in Iowa will shred her just like any other Republican.
The rats do not care say anything to win.. the press will protect them..look at Harry and Nancy..
If all these Patriots are true Patriots one has to wonder why they don’t get together and plan a united attack, instead they fight each other. Vanity, all is vanity, the Bard was right, I guess.
Where is she on open homosexuals in the military, and on homosexual so-called marriage?
“I’ve never seen a poll with a margin of error of 6.5 percent get so much attention”