Skip to comments.Joni Ernst Wins Iowa GOP Senate Nomination
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....
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Time to cut some pork!
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!!
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?
I love good women in office and I love good vets in office...we need lots of both.....
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I’d bet that Ted Cruz isn’t good enough for you.
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.
Make em squeal joni!!!!
They’re not mentioning him in any articles I’ve seen.
Is just more Demorat emotional "BULL_CRAP "
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.
No. Sorry for the confusion. See upthread.
Iowa SoS election results:
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
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
Me thinks she is confusing previous polling numbers with breaking news actual election numbers.
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?
>> Time to cut some pork!
For a minute, I thought we were to celebrate with some BBQ...
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