FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of State Senator Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate in Iowa.
“Joni Ernst is an exceptional pro-life leader in the mold of Susan B. Anthony herself. The SBA List Candidate Fund is thrilled to endorse her campaign for U.S. Senate,” said Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “As an Iowa state Senator, Joni co-sponsored legislation to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and to protect women from dangerous ‘telemed’ abortions. We know she will continue leading for life in Washington.
“Having served in the U.S. Army National Guard as well as in the Iowa legislature, Joni understands what it means to be a bold leader and to protect lives. She knows that protecting the vulnerable and building up women as leaders are not only compatible choices, but essential to the well-being of society. Her courageous leadership will make her an excellent addition to the growing number of pro-life women in the U.S. Senate.”
Joni Ernst was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011 and serves as Assistant Minority Leader. State Senator Ernst is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and served one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Joni Ernst has received the endorsements of incumbent Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and former Gov. Sarah Palin. Reynolds and Palin were both previously endorsed by the SBA List Candidate Fund.
The Iowa Senate primary will be held on June 3. The seat is being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D).
The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.