Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says she’ll seek re-election to US Senate in 2020

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says she’ll seek re-election to US Senate in 2020
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks at the USS Sioux City's commissioning ceremony on Nov. 17, 2018, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DES MOINES (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she will run for a second term in 2020.

The Des Moines Register reports that Ernst told reporters Friday that she would seek re-election. She also said she will support President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.

The 48-year-old military veteran from Red Oak was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 after serving four years in the Iowa Senate. She succeeded U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, a veteran Democrat, who retired from politics.

No one has announced a challenge to Ernst’s re-election bid, but Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price said Democrats will put up a fight when she runs for re-election.

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