Senator Joni Ernst Tries to Rise With Donald Trump by Her Side

Iowa’s freshman senator, a military veteran, has called for a more civil presidential campaign.

Donald Trump embraces Senator Joni Ernst at the conclusion of the second annual Roast & Ride hosted by Ernst in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 27, 2016.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

After a week in which few Republicans rushed to his defense as Hillary Clinton painted him as a flat-out racist who does not represent the party's traditions, Donald Trump got a boost on Saturday from Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa.

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