U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks

DES MOINES, Iowa – Late last week, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, released ads focused on agriculture in their respective races.

Ernst’s new ad featuring Iowa farmers eager to reelect Ernst, who grew up on a family farm near Red Oak, to keep fighting for them in the United States Senate. 

The Ernst campaign states that despite the Greenfield campaign’s accusation, Iowa farmers know no one fights harder for them than the incumbent U.S. Senator. They counter that their Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield, is backed by radical environmental extremists who want to enact policies that will hurt farmers while letting China off the hook.

Transcript:

Nobody fights harder for farmers than Joni Ernst. Nobody. 

Joni Ernst, delivering for Iowa farmers, endorsed by the Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn Growers. 

These attacks from Theresa Greenfield are all lies. Just a bunch of cow chips. 

Joni Ernst fights every day for ethanol and the RFS. 

Iowa farmers are proud to stand with Joni Ernst because she always stands for us. 

Miller-Meeks, the Republican nominee in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, released a new TV ad titled “Liberal Elites” today, criticized her Democratic opponent, former State Senator Rita Hart, D-Wheatland, for her support of the proposed Farm System Reform Act, a bill she says aims to heavily regulate Iowa farms. 

The 30-second ad transcript reads:

Narrator: “Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren. Nancy Pelosi. Washington Democrats and liberal elites who want to take over Iowa agriculture, and politician Rita Hart would help them do it.  Washington Democrats and Rita Hart have a plan that could wipe out Iowa family farms. More rules. More Red tape. Limits on production. Rita Hart and the Democrats’ plans means higher taxes and thousands of Iowa jobs lost. Rita Hart can’t represent us. She represents them.”

“Rita Hart didn’t even wait until Election Day to fall in line with the coastal elites. She’s proven she’ll do their bidding instead of standing up for Iowa’s family farmers,” said Miller-Meeks campaign manager Austin Harris. “The Farm Systems Reform Act, authored by Senator Cory Booker, a vegan who claims greenhouse gases produced by the meat industry will “destroy our planet,” would bankrupt Iowa’s family farms through over-regulation and smothering livestock production. Rita Hart’s support for it proves just how liberal she is and how willing she is to sacrifice Iowans’ livelihoods to go along and get along with the Democratic Party’s far-left wing One thing is for sure: Rita Hart cares far more about her political career than Iowans.”

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