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Joni Ernst campaign website delivers 'truth' on Theresa Greenfield

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield speaks in November 2019 during the Finkenauer Fish Fry at the Hawkey
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield speaks in November 2019 during the Finkenauer Fish Fry at the Hawkeye Downs Expo Center in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fifty days before Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s reelection campaign has launched a new website, The Truth About Theresa, for voters to learn about Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield’s “shady record as a business executive, candidate and extreme liberal.”

The Ernst campaign asserts Greenfield as handpicked by the liberal left “to be a rubber stamp for their radical agenda” that includes extreme environmental regulations, curtailing Second Amendment rights and legalizing taxpayer-funded abortions.

The website includes information on Greenfield’s business leadership record, which no longer is a part of her campaign website. While running Rottlund Homes in Des Moines, the website says, Greenfield tried to use eminent domain to seize land. The company was sued by Polk County homeowners and later evicted from its office in West Des Moines. At Colby Interests, the website says, she signed paperwork displacing local business owners for a foreign-owned grocery chain and oversaw a nearly $8 million deal that bulldozed homes on behalf of a regional office for Microsoft.

The campaign website also notes an earlier congressional bid by Greenfield ended when her senior staffer, the campaign manager, was charged with felony election fraud.

“With a record like this, it’s no wonder Greenfield has never visited almost half of Iowa’s counties,” said Ernst campaign spokeswoman Melissa Deatsch. “She can’t let Iowans know the truth about who she really is.”

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