Tag: Bruce Braley

Joni Ernst: 'We Are Going to Make 'Em Squeal!'

Joni Ernst: 'We Are Going to Make 'Em Squeal!'

DES MOINES, Iowa–State Sen. Joni Ernst defeated Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) here, likely becoming the Republican pickup that handed the GOP control of the Senate. Ernst emerged from relative obscurity in March with a television ad that made her

Fossilized Democrat Tom Harkin patronizes Joni Ernst

The latest polls have Republican Joni Ernst opening a commanding lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate contest.  Braley is a clumsy gaffe-machine candidate who shouldn’t be within 10 points of her.  (Considering how many objectively awful candidates

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

On Saturday, the Des Moines Register released its final poll of the critical Senate race, showing Republican Joni Ernst with a commanding seven-point lead over Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley.  The state Senator and military veteran is favored by 51 percent

Poll: Joni Ernst Takes 7-Point Lead Against Bruce Braley

Poll: Joni Ernst Takes 7-Point Lead Against Bruce Braley

Editor’s Note: This massive 2014 elections story appeared in the Saturday edition of the Des Moines Register. Joni Ernst has charged to achieve a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in a new Iowa Poll, which buoys the GOP’s hope

Ernst: 'I Will Be the Next United States Senator From Iowa'

Ernst: 'I Will Be the Next United States Senator From Iowa'

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom”, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa Joni Ernst predicated a win next Tuesday against democrat Bruce Braley. Ernst said, “It’s going to be a tight race but we are on a 99-county

Hillary Whines About Big Money in Politics

Apparently having learned nothing from complaints that they were flat broke when she and husband Bill left the White House backfiring so disastrously for her, now Hillary is whining about big money in politics – as if she and Bill’s

The Ebola Outbreak Is Now Raging Through The Mid-Terms

The Ebola Outbreak Is Now Raging Through The Mid-Terms

The Hill said it over four days ago, “Ebola has become the October surprise of this year’s midterm elections, with Democrats and Republicans doing battle over everything from restrictions on travel to the disposal of a victim’s remains.” ABC followed

First Lady Bumbles Candidate Bruce Braley's Name at Support Rally

First Lady Bumbles Candidate Bruce Braley's Name at Support Rally

Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail for Iowa Senate Democrat candidate Bruce Braley on Saturday, but her rally speech wasn’t as effective as she had hoped as the first lady mispronounced the candidate’s name seven times. During her stump speech

Ernst Says Open To Tax Increases, Wouldn't Repeal DACA

Ernst Says Open To Tax Increases, Wouldn't Repeal DACA

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst declared two surprising stances in a Saturday debate with Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), saying separately that she would consider increasing taxes to shore up Social Security and that she does not support repealing

Braley Press Release Contradicts Claim He's 'Never Met' Bloomberg

Braley Press Release Contradicts Claim He's 'Never Met' Bloomberg

Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley claimed in a debate with GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst that he has “never” met liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg, but a press release on his website shows he appeared at an event with Bloomberg four years

Conservative Group Winning MoveOn Video Contest

A conservative group spoofing a video contest sponsored by MoveOn.or and MayDay.us is improbably leading in votes. The contest, organized by MayDay in partnership with MoveOn and other liberal groups, is aimed at finding a video about reducing “the corrupting

DMR Iowa Poll: Joni Ernst (R) Leads Democrat by 6 Points

DMR Iowa Poll: Joni Ernst (R) Leads Democrat by 6 Points

In a race that may determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has taken a six-point lead over Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in the Des Moines Register‘s Iowa Poll that was released on Saturday. 

Quinnipiac Has Joni Ernst Up 6 Over Bruce Braley

Despite wishful thinking by Democrats and some media outlets that Democrat Bruce Braley had somehow righted the ship in Iowa, a new Quinnipiac poll just out indicates otherwise.  Ernst closes the traditional Democrat gender gap among women down to 50

Braley, Not Ernst, Is the Extreme Candidate on Abortion

Braley, Not Ernst, Is the Extreme Candidate on Abortion

Did Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) really try to paint State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) as the extreme candidate on the abortion issue in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race?  Why yes, yes he did in an ad released yesterday. Here’s the

Iowa Turning on Obama Could Be Key

Iowa Turning on Obama Could Be Key

As pointed out in a new Gallup poll revealing Obama’s disastrous approval numbers in Iowa, the state has played a unique roll in his political career. Now it seems they’ve turned on him, even more so than the rest of

Iowa Senate Race A Dead Heat

In what’s now considered a “key Senate race”, one in which Republican Joni Ernst initially wasn’t even supposed to be competitive, Ernst and the Democrat’s new John Edwards, Bruce Braley are now all tied up. PPP’s newest Iowa Senate poll

Iowa May Cost Dems the Senate

The Hill reports, Democrat party “increasingly worries (Iowa) could be the tipping point for Senate control,” as Rep. Bruce Braley continues to mostly fail and now flail in an effort to hold off the surging campaign of Republican Joni Ernst. Recent

Iowa's Bruce Braley – The John Edwards of 2014

Iowa Democrat and Senate candidate Rep Bruce Braley continues to devolve into something of a political caricature. It’s gotten so bad even The Daily Beast has taken note. A new ad out from America Rising reveals Braley’s inspiration for getting

Braley Blowing It In Iowa

Democrat Bruce Braley started out with a solid lead, 6 – 12 depending upon the poll. At the beginning of the year the conventional wisdom was that he was a stellar candidate in all but a can’t lose position.  That’s

Bruce Braley's Elitist War on Women

We already know that Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley doesn’t think much of farmers, given that he called Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” at a January fundraiser.  Now, given new video

Braley a Bust? Dems Fret Over Iowa

The same Democrats who were once feeling confident about Rep. Bruce Braley winning a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa are now worried if Braley might not turn out to be the biggest bust in what looks to be an extremely

Cook Moves Iowa to Toss-Up

The Cook Political Report has moved the Iowa Senate race pitting Republican Joni Ernst against liberal Democrat Bruce Braley to the Toss Up category. With Tom Harkin retiring, Republicans appear to be united behind a surging Ernst, while Braley has

Braley and Ernst Tied in Iowa Senate Race

“Any way you slice the numbers, you end up with a close race. This is one that bears watching as the campaign unfolds,” said Lee Miringoff of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, referring to a Marist poll in Iowa’s