Iowa Dem Releases New Blistering Ad Attacking GOPer Ernst On Personhood

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September 4, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D-IA) Senate campaign released a new ad Thursday hitting Republican opponent state Sen. Joni Ernst on her sponsorship of a “personhood amendment” during her time in the Iowa state Senate.

The ad hits Ernst for her “radical ideas” in the state Senate. Specifically, the ad focuses on Ernst joining 20 Republicans and one Democrat in 2013 to support the Senate Joint Resolution 10, an amendment, according to the Des Moines Register, that ensured “the inalienable right to life of every person at any stage of development shall be recognized and protected.”

The ad comes as a number of top Senate Republican candidates shift their stances away from supporting Personhood legislation to backing easier access to over-the-counter contraception. At a debate last night House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC) stressed his support for over the counter contraception.

Similar Personhood amendments have been introduced in a number of other states. Watch the ad, first reported by the Register below:

The TPM Polltracker gives Braley a 0.2 point lead over Ernst.

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