Opinion: Joni Ernst ‘the real deal’

by Austin Jacobs, special to The Simpsonian

We did it. We’ve elected the first woman to Congress from Iowa leaving Mississippi the last state to have not done so. For me, I couldn’t be more proud. When I first met Joni, I knew she was the real deal. I was never more excited for a candidate than I was for Joni Ernst. And it wasn’t just me. People turned out all over the state to successfully elect the mother, soldier and independent leader we fell in love with. I know that Joni will make us proud in the United States Senate and I can’t wait to help send her back in 2020.