Iowa Dem Senate Candidate Has Published No Policy Positions

Washington Free Beacon | 10/7/2019 | Collin Anderson
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has surged in the polls by telling Iowa voters she has a plan for everything. Meanwhile, the Democrat running to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst in the state has yet to outline a single policy position.

Theresa Greenfield has not posted a single policy to her campaign website since launching her Senate bid in June. The Iowa businesswoman, who has attracted the backing of national party leaders, avoids policy details on the campaign trail. And while Greenfield continuously attacks Ernst's platform, she has yet to establish one of her own.

Greenfield - Shortcoming - April - Health - Care

Greenfield has acknowledged this shortcoming. At an April health care forum she confessed to voters that she was "not a policy wonk," and would only be able to offer "some insights and just some anecdotal stories." Her campaign launch video in June was largely biographical, labeling her "a proud farm kid with farm kid values." She received the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsement within days of entering the race.

The Greenfield campaign did not return requests for comment.

Greenfield - Opponents - Attorney - Kimberly - Graham

Greenfield's two main primary opponents, attorney Kimberly Graham and insurance executive Eddie Mauro, have released detailed policy agendas, touting the Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, and campaign finance reform among other issues on their websites. The candidates criticized the party's handling of the primary. Graham said the DSCC refused to return her calls, and Mauro slammed the "D.C. establishment" for meddling in the race.

In the months following the DSCC's endorsement, Greenfield has continued to stumble through policy discussions. At a July event, Greenfield promised to "fight to sustain Social Security and Medicare for grannies all over this state for another century." Instead of offering details on how to sustain these programs, Greenfield shifted topics, saying, "I actually love running a small business."

Event - Greenfield - Far-left

At the same event, Greenfield echoed many of the far-left...
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