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Theresa Greenfield Wins Democratic Nomination For U.S. Senate

Andrew Harnik
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A man wearing a mask depicting American flags jogs past the U.S. Capitol Building, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Washington.

Iowa Democrats voted Tuesday on who will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst in November. At 9:30 p.m., the Associated Press declared real estate executive Theresa Greenfield the winner of the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. 

The fall race is expected to be both competitive and expensive. Sen. Ernst hopes to get a second term representing Iowa, and Democrats see the seat as a possible pickup in November as they try to take the majority in the Senate.

After she was declared the winner of the nomination, Greenfield addressed supporters on Facebook. 

Matt Sieren is IPR’s Digital Director. In his role, he’s responsible for leading IPR’s multi-award-winning digital team in their efforts to bring top-quality reporting, features and stories to IPR's digital audience. He joined IPR in 2008.