Joni Ernst Not Likely to be Power Player in 2016 Iowa Caucuses

Iowa Republicans say Ernst is unlikely to endorse a candidate competing in the 2016 Iowa caucuses. That doesn't mean she won't be courted.

Joni Ernst, newly elected Iowa Republican for U.S. Senate, smiles during an election night rally in West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was an early investor in Joni Ernst. That investment probably won't pay big dividends.

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