Why Is Joni Ernst Missing Newspaper Endorsement Interviews, and Why Are Democrats So Happy About It?
Iowa Democrats have a media problem. They've had one for months. The unwelcome label of "gaffe-prone" has been attached to their U.S. Senate candidate, Bruce Braley, ever since a supporter (seriously a supporter!) uploaded video of him degrading Senator Chuck Grassley as a "farmer from Iowa" unfit to lead the Judiciary Committee. Republicans have cheerfully steered the narrative of the race since then, in which state Senator Joni Ernst is a thrilling, unifying candidate and Braley can't stop stepping on rakes.
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