(Red Oak) There is one more Republican eyeing Tom Harkin’s soon to be vacated seat in the Senate. Republican State Senator Joni Ernst of Red Oak says she’s weighing options on a possible senate run.
“I am considering it and it’s dependent upon Congressman King’s announcement on whether he will run or will not,” stated Ernst. “If he does run I will not pursue this…but if he does not run, I am seriously considering running for U.S. Senate.”
Ernst is the former Montgomery County Auditor and member of the Iowa Army National Guard. She says she respects Congressman Steve King, and won’t jump ahead of his decision. She says she’s slightly more moderate than King on some issues, but calls her self a conservative.
Iowa Radio Network
April 26, 2013