Joni Ernst: First Female Combat Vet in Senate

By Daniel Wiser, The Washington Free Beacon: Republican Joni Ernst became the first woman from Iowa elected to Congress on Tuesday as she prevailed over Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) in a closely fought Senate race.

Ernst, a state senator and Iraq War veteran, was projected to win retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D., Iowa) seat. The Republican defeated Braley, a four-term congressman and former trial lawyer, in a race that went down to the wire and provided crucial help to the GOP’s retaking of the Senate majority.  Read full article here: