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WATCH: Sen. Joni Ernst Goes Viral After Totally Whiffing on a Question About the Price of Soybeans in Iowa Debate

Added 10-16-20 09:34:02am EST - “As campaign gaffes go, this one may not register on the Richter scale in New York. But in the Hawkeye State? You'd better believe it's a biggie.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “WATCH: Sen. Joni Ernst Goes Viral After Totally Whiffing on a Question About the Price of Soybeans in Iowa Debate ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As campaign gaffes go, this one may not register on the Richter scale in New York. But in the Hawkeye State? You’d better believe it’s a biggie.

On Thursday night, at a virtual debate hosted by the Des Moines Register, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) completely bricked a question about the price of a key agricultural export in the state.

“What’s the break-even point for soybeans for an Iowa farmer to produce?” Ron Steele, moderator of the debate, asked Ernst.

The senator completely ducked the question, riffing about trade deals for a full minute. But Steele refused to let Ernst off the hook.

“I don’t think you answered my question,” Steele said. “What’s the break-even price for soybeans in Iowa? You grew up on a farm, you should know this.”

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