The rivalry to replace Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s seat in Congress is heating up. A new TV ad from Joni Ernst’s campaign slams Mark Jacobs for what it says are his changing views on cap and trade legislation.
Democrat and former Iowa Attorney General Bonnnie Campbell, who now works for LPCA Public Strategies, said people could judge Ernst harshly for the negative political ad. Campbell believes the negative attention will likely be extra strong because Ernst is a woman.
Republican Party activist and former nominee for Iowa governor Doug Gross said though the ad portrays Mark Jacobs in a negative light, the ads make Ernst look negative and will distract voters from any positive values she has.
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