Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announces in an email this morning that SCF is endorsing Joni Ernst in her race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat:

Joni Ernst is a state senator and a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's also a wife, a mom to three daughters, and a grandmother to six grandchildren.

As a state senator, Joni Ernst has worked to limit government and promote economic growth. She helped pass the largest tax cut in the history of the state, which will return more than $4.4 billion in property tax relief to Iowa taxpayers over the next decade.

As a soldier, Joni Ernst commanded the largest battalion in Iowa and served as a company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom where her unit was tasked with running convoys through Kuwait and into southern Iraq.

Joni Ernst believes that Washington politicians have ignored the Constitution and abandoned the principles that make America great.

If elected to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst will fight to cut wasteful spending, repeal Obamacare, and balance the budget.

Ernst is currently running neck-and-neck in the polls with Mark Jacobs, a wealthy former energy executive and Goldman Sachs employee. A Suffolk poll showed Ernst leading Jacobs 25 percent to 23 percent on April 9, and a Washington Free Beacon poll showed Ernst leading Jacobs 22.4 percent to 20.5 percent on April 9. The primary election will be held on June 3.

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