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MSNBC's Luke Russert Touts Joni Ernst As Potential 2016 GOP VP Contender

MSNBC's Luke Russert Touts Joni Ernst As Potential 2016 GOP VP Contender

MSNBC, The Reid Report, Nov. 3, 2014. Lil' Luke Russert was all aflutter about "certifiable rock star in the making" Joni Ernst, and touted the Iowa GOP Senate candidate as a potential contender as a vice presidential pick for 2016. Host Joy Reid pointed out how amazing it was that her opponent Bruce Braley hadn't been able to capitalize on Ernst's extreme right wing views.
Iowa Media Calling Out Joni Ernst For Skipping Them, Going To Fox News Instead

Iowa Media Calling Out Joni Ernst For Skipping Them, Going To Fox News Instead

(KWWL) News Anchor, Ron Steele: Nikki, I don't want to sound like a whiner, but our interview request isn't the first that Sen. Ernst has not been able to make recently. Newbrough: She declined to sit down with multiple Iowa newspapers, but just today she did do an interview with Fox News. She admits meeting with newspaper editorial boards would hurt her campaign. She claims some have already made up their minds. --(Scarce) Apparently Ernst thinks she will only be representing Iowans who actually vote for her.
Joni Ernst Dodges Iowa Press, Retreats To Fox News Instead

Joni Ernst Dodges Iowa Press, Retreats To Fox News Instead

(Media Matters) On October 24, Ernst sat down for a softball interview with the hosts of Fox & Friends. Fox ran two of Ernst's campaign ads -- her infamous pig castration spot and a recent sequel -- while co-host Peter Johnson, Jr. commented that Ernst had "captured the imagination of voters." Co-host Brian Kilmeade called her "one of the more exciting new candidates."