Joni Ernst Won’t Commit To Backing McConnell As GOP Leader

Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) declined to say Saturday if she’d support Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) as Republican leader if she wins the election.

“Well, I’m not there yet. Let’s make it through November 4th, and then we will have some very serious discussions following that,” she said in an appearance on Fox News. “As far as voting for a leader, once I am there then I will have those discussions.”

Host Neil Cavuto told her it sounds like she isn’t guaranteeing a vote for McConnell.

“Well, maybe not a guarantee, but I tell you what. I’m going to have to talk with a number of people, hear what their stances on the issues are. Right now it is about winning Iowa,” Ernst said.

Polls give Ernst a slim lead over Democrat Bruce Braley ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

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