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TOP SPOT: Exclusive Interview With Front-Runner Ernst, Romney

State Senator Joni Ernst has emerged as the solid front-runner in the crowded Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate. A new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll out Saturday night shows Ernst with a double-digit lead over her closest competitor, Mark Jacobs, the retired business executive.

Channel 13 News talked with Ernst and one of her V.I.P. backers, two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney, following their campaign rally Friday afternoon in Davenport.

–Ernst discussed what’s next following the scandal with the nation’s veterans health system.

–Romney addressed talk he should take over the system.

–They both discounted a difference in beliefs they have with each other.

–And Ernst talked about what she said was a slip of the tongue during a debate on a mass killing in California and pushed back against Democrats who have attacked her for it.




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