Joni Ernst Preparing for Prime-Time Speech at Republican National Convention

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Republican National Convention is officially underway, and Monday night, a native Iowan will be the focus of the party.

The nominating convention kicked off Monday morning in Cleveland. Dozens of speakers have addressed the crowd, including actor Scott Baio.

However, Monday night, all the love will be for Joni, Senator Joni Ernst that is.

Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price spoke one-on-one with Ernst on Monday.

He also joined the Channel 13 News at 4 with a live report from the security zone that is Cleveland.