Joni Ernst is an example of how far-right views in the Republican Party have become the norm, and how the difference between “right-wing” and “establishment” Republicans is often more about style than substance.
As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.
At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.
These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.
Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) appears poised to win her bid for U.S. Senate, despite a rash of controversial comments that betrayed her hard-right stances on almost every major political issue.
In which I scare you into voting.
Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.
As the grassroots web news series The Undercurrent has pointed out, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst attended and spoke at a Koch brothers retreat in June, telling conservatives there that the Kochs’ politically connected network launched her political career.
Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), candidate for U.S. Senate, has quickly become a national figure by making outlandish statements that appeal to the far right, including comments charging that she would use a gun to defend herself “from the government.”
Democrat Bruce Braley on Thursday attacked Republican Joni Ernst for saying one thing and supporting another when it comes to abortion and contraception during the final Iowa Senate debate.