Joni Ernst, the Republican Senate candidate from Iowa, is getting a boost from GOP super PAC American Crossroads. A new TV ad from the group contrasts Ernst's background as "a mother and a soldier" with that of her opponent, Democratic congressman Bruce Braley.
"Bruce Braley, trial lawyer and Washington politician, supports Obamacare and caught putting down Chuck Grassley to an out-of-state crowd," says the voiceover. Included in a clip of Braley criticizing Grassley, the Iowa Republican, as a "farmer who never went to law school."
"She'll never look down on farmers, because Ernst is true Iowa," the voiceover concludes. Watch the ad below:
Ernst, meanwhile, is taking somewhat of a break in her campaign to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The state senator is also lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, and she will be on duty for the next two weeks to serve on training missions. Ernst is a veteran of the Iraq War.