We only need 6 seats to remove pro-abortion Harry Reid from control of the Senate. The race in Iowa is crucial.
We have looked closely at the Iowa Senate candidates, and we believe the choice is clear: Joni Ernst is the right choice for U.S. Senate.
This flyer features a simple side-by-side comparison of the two candidates’ positions on issues that matter to Catholics. On issues such as life, marriage and religious liberty, Joni Ernst is clearly better than Bruce Braley.
We have also included other areas of concern to Catholic voters, including fiscal responsibility, education and health care. On these issues, we also think that Joni Ernst comes out on top. But unlike abortion, which involves an unjustifiable intrinsic evil, Catholics are free to disagree on which approach is best on education, health care and education.
Click here for a downloadable version of the Iowa Senate Candidates Flyer.
Joni Ernst is pro-life. She “believes life begins at conception, that all innocent life is precious, and that we must cherish and protect the unborn.” Source: Ernst for Senate campaign website
Bruce Braley does not believe that unborn children have a right to life. He voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the House of Representatives. Source: Washington Post
Joni Ernst believes that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Source: Huffington Post
Bruce Braley is in favor of redefining marriage. Source: Braley for Senate campaign website
Joni Ernst supported the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision to protect the rights of conscience. She is in favor of protecting religious liberty. Source: Ernst for Senate campaign website
Bruce Braley strongly disagreed with the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and he voted to reverse it. He voted against the rights of conscience of faithful individuals. Source: Braley for Senate campaign website
“Joni is staunchly opposed to the Obamacare law. Joni supports immediate action to repeal Obamacare and replace it with common sense, free-market alternatives that put patients first.” Source: Ernst for Senate campaign website
Bruce Braley is proud to have helped pass the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives. He thinks the government should make health care decisions instead of doctors and patients. Source: Congressman Braley official website
Joni Ernst opposes Common Core Education Reform. “I am a proponent of departments of education at the state level, but not at the federal level. … I do think we can educate our children utilizing standards that are set at the local and state level.” Source: Des Moines Register
Bruce Braley voted against greater school choice in a bill that would extend vouchers to some children living in low-income households in Washington, D.C. Source: National Review Online