The battle for control of the U.S. Senate in 2020 may be decided in the cornfields of Iowa.
Incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst is a rising star in the GOP and her seat is supposed to be safe. But nothing is safe for Republicans now, after Donald Trump’s trade war. Trump’s tariffs have caused massive financial problems for Iowa farmers who have depended on exports to China to stay solvent.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.