Ernst Says She’s Not ‘Uncomfortable’ Taking Campaign Money From Big Oil

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URBANDALE, Iowa--Iowa Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Monday she didn't see a problem in going to a campaign fundraiser sponsored by groups that don't want to see preference given to renewable fuels, which are prevalent in ethanol-rich Iowa's rural communities.

Ernst is scheduled to attend the Wednesday fundraiser in Washington, D.C, that is sponsored by the political action committees for the American Petroleum Institute and Exxon Mobil.

Ernst said, "I don't feel uncomfortable because they knew where I stand with the renewable fuels standard. I stand firmly behind that and my record in the Iowa state senate backs that up."

The liberal group, Americans United for Change, began a radio ad this week in Des Moines criticizing Ernst for going to the fundraiser. The ad says, “Big oil is spending millions of dollars to put Iowa ethanol out of business and leave us more dependent on their foreign oil."

The Obama administration has proposed reducing the required bio fuels blend, which has been universally opposed by both Democrats and Republicans in Iowa's Congressional delegation.


  • William Denison

    Joni Ernst is not uncomfortable selling out Iowa. She’s a greed driven self centered soulless simpleton.

  • William Denison

    Now Lawyer money- thats where it’s at! Gimme some trial lawyers any day of the week ‘cuz if we don’t a farmer from IOWA could end up chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee ya’ll.
    Keep praying for my kitty!

    • William Denison

      Mike Cee, your a grown man aren’t you? What your doing is what a child does. I’ve got something for ya. :)

  • Cindy

    Why shouldn’t she? Democrats take big money from wherever they can get it. Obama is the King of Fundraising!

  • John Williams

    Go for it Joni. You have more character and strength than your sympathy-seeking, competitor who goes begging and threatening to Texas lawyers looking for their financial support. He voted for the abomination called Obama Care. He will sellout Iowa in a minute when his handlers in Washington tell him to do so.

  • Troy Hendrickson

    I like how the uber right CVA is attacking Braley for missing some VA meetings, and apparently ignores the fact that phony Joni not only missed votes largely because of her campaigning, and despite being a vet, playing the vet card like a minority playing the race card, can’t even recall the name of a vet killed by a nurse’s gross willful negligence at the VA hospital in Des Moines, despite being reminded multiple times. She’s a lot like Branstad in that regard of course.

    Just another sad little sociopath, claiming to be a christian while spitting in the Lord’s face.

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