After GOP primary victory, Iowa's Ernst hopes to win Senate seat by emphasizing her life

  • by: THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 4, 2014 - 11:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Joni Ernst, a mother from farm country and Iraq war veteran who was little known outside her rural legislative district only months ago, surprisingly won Iowa's Republican Senate primary going away and now appears well positioned to compete for a seat that could help determine whether the GOP wins control of Congress.

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