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Palin tells Iowans Ernst will shake up Washington

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:03 a.m. CST

WEST DES MOINES (MCT) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined two Nebraska female politicians Sunday in urging Iowans to support Joni Ernst, a “pistol-packin’ Harley rider” who will shake up the Washington establishment in a positive way that restores America’s freedoms and conservative values.

“We are here today to endorse a lady who is already shaking it up back in Washington, D.C.,” said Palin, who joined U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at ShePAC’s “Heels On, Gloves Off!” rally that drew about 300 Iowans to a West Des Moines venue.

Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Christina Freundlich said the pairing of Palin and Ernst was appropriate because Ernst has missed numerous Iowa Senate votes while campaigning for a new job while Palin “is infamous for abandoning her constituents and leaving the Alaska governor’s office when her job got in the way of her personal ambitions.”


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