For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2013
Joni Ernst and her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Des Moines – For Joni Ernst, the story of her last 24 hours can best be described as “Joni and her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
“Joni Ernst is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” said Iowa Democratic Party Executive Director Troy Price. “From taking heat over her past support for increasing the gas tax, to losing the Ida Grove straw poll, to being overshadowed by Wall Street CEO Mark Jacobs’ entry into the race, it’s tough to be Joni Ernst today. Unfortunately for her, there could be a lot more bad days to come.”
First, during last night’s Ida County GOP Forum and Straw Poll, Ernst was forced to answer questions about her flip-flop on the gas tax. She now says she’s changed her mind about raising the gas tax – having voted in favor of raising the gas tax in the Iowa legislature before she voted against it….what a fitting way to begin her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Then, Ernst woke up to the bitter memory of last night’s straw poll where she finished only 3 votes above last place. She went and she fought, but she only earned what must have been a disappointing 6 votes, barely outpacing Scott Schaben’s 3 votes and far distant from Sam Clovis’ victory at 57 votes. Joni knows it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad performance.
And this morning, The Iowa Republican – the voice of Iowa’s GOP establishment – declared that wealthy Wall Street CEO Mark Jacobs’ entry into the Senate race was a threat to Ernst’s candidacy….. adding yet another chapter to Joni’s terrible, horrible no good, very bad day.
Ernst was surely grumpy that someone would try and take the voters she needs to win, and decided to get defensive. She sent out a statement that both dismissed Jacobs’ candidacy and went on the attack by calling him out for recently moving to Iowa…. marking The End of what really has been Joni Ernst’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
With Wall Street CEO Mark Jacobs’ entry into the race for the GOP Senate nomination, there could be months of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days to come for the Ernst campaign.