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IA-Sen: Let's Give Theresa Greenfield's (D) Campaign A Boost Before Joni Ernst's (R) RNC Speech

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So this is happening tonight:

Speakers for the Republican National Convention have been announced, and two Iowans are on the schedule.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the Donald J. Trump campaign.
Joni Ernst, the junior senator from Iowa, will speak on Wednesday.

And Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) is wasting no time keeping up the momentum for her campaign:


She’s also been keeping up with her ad campaign:

In her latest campaign ad for TV, Greenfield says “Washington politicians” call Iowa “flyover country,” and lists the issues she would fight for in the U.S. Senate.

“In Iowa, we take care of our own. That means direct relief for families, investing in affordable health care, and manufacturing jobs right here,” Greenfield says in the ad
The Greenfield campaign also began running a new ad on digital platforms, criticizing Ernst for not doing more to curtail the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s use of waivers that allow oil companies to skirt the federal ethanol mandate.

Ernst has criticized the EPA, blocked a lower-level nominee to the office, and pressed Trump on the issue; she also voted to approve EPA administrator Scott Wheeler despite the agency’s extensive use of waivers under Wheeler’s predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

And she’s been keeping the focus on this issue:

Iowa’s Republican U.S. Sen Joni Ernst is fighting to hang onto her seat as Democrats see it as a potential pick up in November. Her Democratic challenger, real estate executive Theresa Greenfield, is running ads attacking Ernst for not being more forceful with the Trump administration and its handling of the state’s biofuels industry.

Last week, Greenfield toured Western Iowa Energy in Wall Lake. The biodiesel plant started production in 2006 and is capable of producing 30 million gallons of Biodiesel a year. After she toured the plant, Greenfield asked its President and General Manager, Brad Wilson, how the country could grow the biodiesel industry.

“How to really help it out is to stop the small refinery waivers,” Wilson told Greenfield as they stood outside the northwest Iowa plant. “I’m sure you’ve heard of what the EPA is doing in granting those waivers.”

“I’m sure you’ve heard my ads,” Greenfield replied with a chuckle.

So let’s keep up the momentum to help Greenfield and Biden flip Iowa Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Greenfield, Biden and their fellow Iowa Democrats campaigns:

Joe Biden


Theresa Greenfield

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