State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin.
The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over Sam Clovis, Mark Jacobs, Matt Whitaker and Scott Schaben.
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She’ll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the November general election and Ernst says she will ask for the support of her four opponents to unite against Braley:
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Braley says he will take his campaign to the four corners of the state:
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If she wins election to the Senate, Ernst would become the first Iowa woman elected to Congress.