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Q4: Corporate PACs Continue to Prop Up Sen. Ernst

Feb 04, 2020

Senator Joni Ernst, a Big Money 20 incumbent, received a total of $142,000 from corporate PACs in Q4

In 2019, Ernst received over $460,000 from corporate PACs

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) took $142,000 from corporate PACs, including $6,000 from Big Pharma. Over the course of 2019, Ernst took a whopping total of over $460,000 from corporate PACs. Ernst’s reliance on corporate PACs underscores her campaign’s lack of support from Iowans and her dependence on corporate special interests.

“Senator Ernst has worked to advance corporate special interests in Washington over Iowans. Now, in the midst of a tough reelection, Ernst is relying on them to boost her flailing campaign. Iowans know these contributions are why their voices are not heard in Washington,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller.

ECU’s Big Money 20 campaign is focused on holding incumbents who benefit most from the corrupt establishment in Washington accountable by showing voters how politicians put corporate special interest donors ahead of the people they’re supposed to represent. For a full list and additional background on the Big Money 20, click here.

ECU is a traditional political action committee (PAC) with more than four million members, including 27,700 in Iowa.