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Tom Harkin: Don't Be Fooled by 'Attractive' Joni Ernst in Iowa Sen. Race

Monday, 03 Nov 2014 09:16 AM

Retiring Democratic Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin has warned voters that Republican candidate Joni Ernst is not as nice as she looks or sounds — at least when it comes to politics.

Harkin was being honored at the Story County Democrats’ annual fall barbecue in Iowa last week when he drew attention to the reason that people should not vote for the “attractive” Ernst, according to BuzzFeed.

"In this Senate race, I’ve been watching some of these ads," he said. "And there’s sort of this sense that, 'Well, I hear so much about Joni Ernst. She is really attractive, and she sounds nice.'

"Well I gotta to thinking about that. I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like Michele Bachmann, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa."

Harkin, who turns 75 this month, has been an Iowa senator since 1985, and was previously a congressman in the state for 10 years.

Ernst has opened up a seven-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in their race for the Senate, according to a new poll. Last month, Ernst just held a one-point lead.

The hotly contested Iowa battle is being closely watched by political pundits as the GOP attempts to capture the Senate from the Democrats.

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Retiring Democratic Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin has warned voters that Republican candidate Joni Ernst is not as nice as she looks or sounds — at least when it comes to politics.
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