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Ernst wins Iowa Republican primary for U.S. Senate

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Joni Ernst, an Iowa state legislator whose ads about guns and hog castration helped her shore up support among conservatives, won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday to set up a fall matchup that Republicans are eyeing as a prime opportunity to pick up a seat. Once a long shot when better-known party leaders passed on the race, the state senator and Iraq War veteran received enough votes to avoid ...


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