Senate Democrats Release New Ad Torching GOPer Ernst On Personhood

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

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)

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. Avatar for chammy chammy says:

    Excellent. Seems to me that while the repukster GOPERs are out there screaming their bloody heads off and making ridiculous statements from A-Z, the dems are working behind the scenes to get their candidates elected.

  2. Avatar for tao tao says:

    Ernst polls ahead? Sounds like the chickens are going to vote for Colonel Sanders.

  3. Probably should have done this months ago…maybe too late now.

  4. Ok…so she is trying to hide her position on personhood. The ad should have also mentioned Agenda 21, no minimum wage, and a couple other extreme Bircher positions she holds dear to her heart. Show her for the extremist she is…GO WHOLE HOG ON "ER

  5. “It’s a Man’s World”

    Joni Ernst running as a bubba named Johnny Earl.

Continue the discussion at

36 more replies


Avatar for system1 Avatar for akunz71 Avatar for sooner Avatar for scottnatlanta Avatar for bluestatedon Avatar for chammy Avatar for doctorbiobrain Avatar for losamigos Avatar for irasdad Avatar for sylhines Avatar for juliagrey Avatar for inthegroove Avatar for kenstarr Avatar for sniffit Avatar for edjoe3 Avatar for denisj Avatar for magical_panda Avatar for 538liberal Avatar for pmb28 Avatar for giatny Avatar for darrtown Avatar for occamsrazor2 Avatar for thunderclapnewman Avatar for emilianoelmexicano

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: