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    Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Franken is entering the race to challenge Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyTrump calls into Take Back Virginia Rally to hype Youngkin The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - Dems debate scaled-back Biden agenda What's at stake if Trump wins in 2024? Single-party authoritarian rule MORE (R)...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● IA-Sen: Democrats got a prominent Iowa Senate candidate on Thursday when former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announced that she would take...
    Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa on Thursday declared her candidacy for the Senate, giving the Democrats a high-profile contender in the 2022 race for the seat currently held by seven-term Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. "I'm Abby Finkenauer, and I'm running for U.S. Senate because Iowa—and our Democracy—are worth fighting for. After 46 years in DC, @ChuckGrassley has lost touch with...
    The Iowa Legislature has effectively banned critical race theory from being taught in public schools or in government facilities. The new legislation, which cleared the Iowa House of Representatives by a 53-35 vote and the Iowa Senate by a 30-18 vote, prevents what the bill's supporters say is race-related “indoctrination” from being included in diversity training. "Of course, these issues...
    GOP state Sen. Jim Carlin has launched a bid for Iowa's U.S. Senate seat The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● IA-Sen: While Sen. Chuck Grassley has...
    Was Election Day just another Tuesday on Facebook? Chipotle struggles with staffing as coronavirus cases rise Republican Joni Ernst wins reelection in Iowa’s crucial Senate race Republican Joni Ernst has beaten Democrat Theresa Greenfield in the Iowa Senate race, a huge victory for Republicans in one of the most important match-ups in determining control of the US Senate. ©...
    Incumbent Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Iowa Senate race, multiple reports confirmed Tuesday.  Ernst, who was first elected to the Senate 6 years ago, defeated Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield 51.9% – 45.1%, according to the Associated Press.   The closely watched Iowa Senate race was considered a toss up by RealClearPolitics, which had Ernst up by just two...
    Sen. Joni Ernst's victory in Iowa is a positive sign for Republicans who are fighting to hold on to every seat they have to keep their majority in the Senate. WHO 13 of Iowa called the race for Ernst just past midnight eastern time. Ernst, 50, was first elected to office in 2015 and will now serve a...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six years after Iowa voters overwhelmingly elected her to the U.S. Senate, Republican Joni Ernst faces a tough challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a race that has been one of the most expensive in the nation. The two candidates had more than $170 million for spending on media as parties and interest groups poured...
    The race for Iowa’s Senate seat, the second-most expensive contest in U.S. history, is neck-and-neck and the outcome may decide which party wields more power in Washington after Election Day. Heated fights are underway for a number of Senate seats this year, and each one is critical for control of the upper chamber of Congress, which signs off on both...
    (CNN)Whoever wins the presidential race can use the full power of the presidency only if he has a Senate backing him up. Currently, Republicans hold 53 of 100 seats. Democrats need a net gain of three seats to take back Congress' upper body, assuming former Vice President Joe Biden wins and Kamala Harris, as vice president, would cast a tie-breaking...
    Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstPence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate Greenfield sidelined in Iowa after staffers come in contact with person who tested positive for coronavirus Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska MORE (R-Iowa) holds a narrow lead over Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield less than a week before Election Day, according to a Quinnipiac University...
    Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield will resume campaign events after she and a number of her staffers tested negative for the coronavirus.  Greenfield hit pause on an RV tour of Iowa Wednesday after it came to the campaign’s attention that some staffers had come into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus. Her campaign said that...
    The political fates of Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and President Trump are intertwined, potentially costing their party Senate control or the White House or both. Ernst was swept into office on the crest of the 2014 Republican election wave. But with public opinion turning against Trump, even in Iowa, the first-term senator is in trouble too. With five days...
    (CNN)As Iowa sees a surge in cases of Covid-19, the pandemic is affecting campaigning in the state's closely-watched US Senate race. With less than a week until Election Day, Democratic nominee Theresa Greenfield is putting the brakes on her RV tour Wednesday, after members of her campaign staff came in contact last week with someone who tested positive for Covid-19,...
    Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield is suspending her upcoming events in the race after staffers on her campaign came into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus. Sam Newton, Greenfield’s communications director, said that the campaign is hitting pause on its RV tour of Iowa and that Greenfield had recently tested negative for the virus. “We’ve...
    Carroll, Iowa (CNN)Sen. Joni Ernst is feeling the October heat, with the potential path to the Senate majority -- and the White House -- suddenly experiencing an unexpected Iowa detour."Folks, is it a tough election cycle or what?" said Ernst, a freshman Republican, not sugarcoating her challenge in a weekend speech here. "It is a tough, tough, tough year, but...
    Democratic senate candidate Theresa Greenfield (L) and Senator Joni Ernst, R-IA (R).Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Republican Joni Ernst minced no words in her first televised ad of her successful Senate bid in 2014. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork," the then-state...
    Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield. Oh man, it’s been a week of brutal polling for sickly president Donald Trump and Republicans down the ballot, and this new Iowa poll, conducted by Civiqs for Daily Kos after Trump was hospitalized, is no different.  For context, remember that Trump won Iowa 51-42 in 2016. PRESIDENT 9/2020 7/2020 ...
    Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is slamming the Democratic Senate candidate — in North Carolina. Ernst, first elected to the Senate in 2014 and seeking a second term in November, on Monday took the unusual step of attacking a Democratic candidate in another state's Senate race. She tried to link her Iowa Democratic rival, Theresa Greenfield, to Cal Cunningham, the...
    Sen. Joni Ernst's hopes for a second term may be consumed by the GOP-led race to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before Election Day. Ernst, who took office in 2015, was one of the Republicans who argued against the consideration of Obama-appointed Judge Merrick Garland, saying replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 should wait since that year's...
    Map of competitiveness of 2018 Senate elections (dark grey states are Tossups; light gray states aren't up this year) At the big-picture level, not a lot has changed in either the presidential or Senate races in the last week. Compared with a lot of other election years, that’s a good thing! When you’re in the lead in the fourth quarter,...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE has widened his lead over Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of...
    The Senate race in Iowa between Republican Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day To honor Justice Ginsburg's legacy, Biden should consider Michelle Obama The Memo: Court battle explodes across tense election landscape MORE and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield remains tight, according to a new poll.  Greenfield leads Ernst by 3 percentage...
    (CNN)Joni Ernst first captured national attention in the 2014 US Senate race in Iowa, when she aired during the Republican primary an unusual ad. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm," she said. "So when I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork."Six years later, the folksy image Ernst has cultivated stands between Democrats and a...
    Iowa’s tightening Senate race is becoming a battle of two farm-raised women that is reflective of the challenge for Republicans across the Senate map. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, an Army National Guard veteran who shot to the political scene with a 2014 campaign ad that said she grew up castrating hogs on a farm and hoped to make Washington...
    Sabato’s Crystal Ball moved the closely watched Senate race in Iowa into the toss-up column on Wednesday, the latest sign that Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstIowa Senate candidate raises 2K after dog goes viral Obama announces first wave of 2020 endorsements On The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP MORE’s (R-Iowa) seat is in play for Democrats. The...
    Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Tulsa County reports highest number of new cases days before Trump rally; Botanisol Analytics CEO David Talenfeld says new highly mobile virus testing modules can help protect national security infrastructure Black voters need a new Senate as much as a new president McConnell plans to stay on as Senate GOP leader even...
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