United States Senator Tom Cotton watched the debate between his colleague, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Theresa Greenfield with Republicans in Carroll. Cotton said he thought Ernst did a great job and showed who she is.
“That one moment when she said she was Iowa nice but tough kind of shows who she’s been in the last six years that I’ve known her in the United States Senate,” Cotton said. “A kind, gentle, sweet person who is hard-nosed and tough when it comes to defending Iowa’s interests in the United States Senate.”
Cotton highlighted the moment when moderator David Yepsen chimed in that the candidates weren’t acting how Iowans would want someone to act in the Senate.
“I wish someone would’ve said, ‘David, nobody tuned in to listen to you,’” Cotton said. “And this is the way Iowans want people to fight in the United States Senate.”
He had a simple synopsis of Greenfield’s performance.
“Please do not make that woman my co-worker in Washington D.C.,” Cotton said. “Please go out and don’t just vote for Joni – she needs huge vote margins in this part of the state. So please, over the next five weeks, don’t just vote but tell some friends, tell some co-workers, tell those who you live near, those you worship with, that I’m for Joni, here’s why and I hope you will be too.”
The implications of the U.S. Senate race in Iowa may impact the entire nation.
“This election can be pretty close I think,” Cotton said. “You can truly make a difference not just for Iowa and who represents you in the United States Senate, but whether the Republican majority is returned in the United States Senate. And I promise you, that might make all the difference for the future of this country.”