Joni Ernst is running for Tom Harkin’s Senate seat in Iowa, and she is anything but moderate. She’s a hand-picked Koch extremist who is being handled by the Koch machine, but according to Yahoo! News, she’s really a moderate who just tilted to the right for the primaries.
You see, she just flirted with the extremist right wing of the Republican party:
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, campaign spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel characterized Ernst’s race to date: “In a crowded five way primary Joni was able to build a consensus and win the nomination by a significant majority. Joni is now working to build a broad coalition of Iowans as she works to defeat Bruce Braley in the general election.”
Ernst has expressed out-of-the-mainstream views on a range of issues, from impeaching President Barack Obama to the issue of states acting to nullify federal law, for which she was criticized by the editorial board of the Des Moines Register.