A Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa says she’ll get rid of pork in Washington. Pretty specific parts of the pork, it turns out.
“I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork,” candidate Joni Ernst says in the new television ad, entitled “Squeal.”
Ernst is one of five Republicans vying for the nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring. The primary is June 3.
You can watch the full ad below.
First published March 25 2014, 7:55 AM
Carrie Dann is a national political writer for NBCNews.com. She has worked for NBC and NBCNews.com since 2006. Dann writes about politics and Congress. Dann rejoined the web team after 18 months as a campaign reporter for NBC News, covering presidential and vice presidential candidates during the 2012 election. She also covered the 2007-2008 presidential campaign for NBC, including extensive reporting on the Iowa caucuses.
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