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Joni Ernst is a Republican candidate for an open Senate seat in Iowa.  Now castrating pigs isn't the only thing Joni has going for her.  She also is an Iraqi war veteran, so I can't compete with her there.  If she was running here in Idaho, I would definitely vote for her, even though she scares the hell out of me.  But she sure has an idea how to cut the pork out of the Washington budget.