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Joni Ernst Wins Iowa GOP Senate Nomination
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 3, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/03/2014 9:03:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Joni Ernst parlayed her unusual support from establishment Republicans and conservatives to win Iowa's GOP Senate nomination outright on Tuesday, surpassing the 35% threshold needed to avoid a June 14 nominating convention, where nothing would have been guaranteed.

The Associated Press called the race after Ernst had 53.7% of the vote with just under 20% of the precincts reporting.

She will face Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), who won the Democratic nomination uncontested, to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA). Ernst will try to become the first female to be elected to federal office in Iowa.

Perhaps giving 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls a roadmap, Ernst successfully navigated the GOP civil war to earn the support of Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Chamber of Commerce. In the state, she had the support of the Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad's machinery....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014midterms; gop; ia2014; iowa; joniernst; palin; romney; teaparty
WOO-HOO!
1 posted on 06/03/2014 9:03:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to cut some pork!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 9:05:16 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can you avoid a run off with 65% of the party against you? This is why we lose general elections!! Stay the hell home!!


3 posted on 06/03/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a good omen for no only Iowa but the rest of the nation.
Joni Ernst appears to be everything we conservatives are looking for in a public servant.
Plus, she is a very comely young lass.
4 posted on 06/03/2014 9:09:48 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: SADMILLIE

Huh? She won 53% against several other candidates, one with a personal fortune to spend on ads. How does that pit 65% of the Iowa GOP against her?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 9:10:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love good women in office and I love good vets in office...we need lots of both.....


6 posted on 06/03/2014 9:11:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SADMILLIE

? ? ?


7 posted on 06/03/2014 9:12:09 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: SADMILLIE

I’d bet that Ted Cruz isn’t good enough for you.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 9:16:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With 93% of the votes in, Joni Ernst has 56%.

FR’s own Tom Hoefling came close to the much more well-known Sam Clovis’ vote total.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: P-Marlowe

Make em squeal joni!!!!


10 posted on 06/03/2014 9:29:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: jjotto

They’re not mentioning him in any articles I’ve seen.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: jjotto
"FR’s own Tom Hoefling came close to the much more well-known Sam Clovis’ vote total."

same race?

12 posted on 06/03/2014 9:32:30 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The "WAR ON WOMEN "

Is just more Demorat emotional "BULL_CRAP "

13 posted on 06/03/2014 9:35:54 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hoefling opposed Gov. Branstad in the primary and wasn’t taken seriously.

Sam Clovis wan’t taken seriously in the Senate race either, but shined in the so-called debates.

I voted for both, and also for my neighbor Brad Zaun for US House.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 9:38:52 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Baynative

No. Sorry for the confusion. See upthread.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 9:40:24 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Iowa SoS election results:

http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^83&ElectionID=83


16 posted on 06/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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US Senate: Joni Ernst

1st CD: Rod Blum
2nd CD: Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

3rd CD: (will be decided by convention as no candidate won 35%)
Robert Cramer 9,107 21.2%
Joe Grandanette 666 1.6%
Matt Schultz 8,618 20.1%
Monte Shaw 7,260 16.9%
David Young 6,683 15.6%
Brad Zaun 10,578 24.6%
Write-in 36 0.1%
Party Total 42,948

4th CD: Steve King

GOVERNOR:
Terry Branstad 126,121 83.0%
Tom Hoefling 25,585 16.8%
Write-in 278 0.2%
Party Total 151,984

SoS: Paul Pate

State Auditor: Mary Mosiman

Secretary of Agriculture: Bill Northey


17 posted on 06/03/2014 10:04:06 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me thinks she is confusing previous polling numbers with breaking news actual election numbers.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 10:15:51 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: SADMILLIE

wait what???? Where the heck are you getting anything about 65% and who are you saying should stay home? Ernst already won and she was the good conservative candidate. Who were you rooting for?


19 posted on 06/03/2014 10:22:18 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: P-Marlowe

>> Time to cut some pork!

For a minute, I thought we were to celebrate with some BBQ...


20 posted on 06/04/2014 12:08:46 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SADMILLIE

She won 56%. She’s the best candidate, you should be glad she won.

BTW Iowa has no runoffs, only a few Southern states do.

But in Iowa if no one gets at least 35% then it goes to a state convention, this occurred in 3rd Congressional district with the GOP nomination.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 12:49:45 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good news bump!


22 posted on 06/04/2014 2:47:18 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Tupelo

A number of her ads were paid for by the Chamber of Commerce. Mitt Romney endorsed her and if you look at her campaign web site she does not address illegal immigration. Sam Clovis would have been the conservative choice here.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 5:02:37 AM PDT by skams19
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I realize Iowa a essentially a blue state, but does she have a chance vs. Braley?


24 posted on 06/04/2014 5:03:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: skams19

That was my concern, and why I didn’t vote for her.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Impy

This is fantastic news. It supports my hypothesis that constitutional conservatives have to be better, MUCH BETTER candidates than their opposition. Our donations get them in the spotlight, then it’s up to the candidate. As this nomination victory shows, really good candidates will get it done from there.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 5:45:29 AM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would have voted for Clovis(A NASTY THUNDERSTORM kept me home) but I will GLADLY vote for Joni. To Bad about Tom Though.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:38 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ScottinVA

She certainly has a chance. We have seen that Braley is a weak and foolish candidate. Governor Branstad will win with 60% and can hopefully help other Republicans.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:56 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

concur

here in the cedar valley, there has been quite a bit of backlash against braley and the grassley bashing incident.

I think ernst has a good chance of winning in november.

I would LOVE to see braley get retired. he is a colossal a**-hat


29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: QualityMan

Because of that woman and so many like her, there are not enough good boars around, and I have to take up with frogs...
30 posted on 06/04/2014 9:13:26 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: grania

Yes, good candidates will win, bad ones will not.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 1:02:26 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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-… “You call that a knife?”


32 posted on 06/05/2014 6:09:38 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if she loses to a Democrat Man, does that mean it’s the “Democrat War On Women”?


33 posted on 06/06/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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