Senate Democrats Release New Ad Torching GOPer Ernst On Personhood

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October 2, 2014 2:09 p.m.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new TV ad on Thursday hitting state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) over Personhood, a favorite line of attack for Democrats over the last few months.

“Joni Ernst pushed the Personhood amendment. What would that mean? It would ban many forms of birth control and would make all abortions illegal. Ernst would outlaw abortion even for victims of rape or incest. And would actually impose criminal penalties on doctors,” the voiceover in the ad said.

The ad then uses a clip of Ernst saying “I think the provider should be punished, if there were a Personhood amendment.”

Democrats said the ad is a multi-million dollar buy and will be running statewide.

It’s the latest example of Democrats bashing Republican Senate opponents over the hard anti-abortion Personhood measures. On Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party released an ad also attacking Ernst over her support for adding a Personhood amendment to the state Constitution.

Watch the new DSCC ad below:

The TPM Polltracker average gives Ernst a 4.7 point lead over Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), her Democratic opponent in the race.

(Photo credit: Youtube)

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