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SENATE RACE: Joni Ernst Projected To Face Bruce Braley

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For the first time in 30 years Iowans will elect a new senator this fall with the retirement of Tom Harkin.

Democrat Bruce Braley ran unopposed for his party’s nomination and tonight Republicans decided on who he will face.

Channel 13 insiders have projected a win for Joni Ernst.

The state senator from Red Oak is trying to become the first woman to ever represent Iowa in Congress.

Despite spending $3-million of his own money, former Reliant Energy CEO Mark Jacobs fell far behind in the polls.

Retired air force colonel, talk radio host and college professor Sam Clovis, former US Attorney Matt Whitaker and Ames businessman Scott Schaben were also on the ballot.

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