Why Senate Hopeful Bruce Braley Says Challenger Joni Ernst is Too Extreme for Iowa

Braley trouts his Iowa agriculture creds and says voters are sick of personnel attacks in race.
2:43 | 08/07/14

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Transcript for Why Senate Hopeful Bruce Braley Says Challenger Joni Ernst is Too Extreme for Iowa
Congressman -- Europe. A few months away from the -- -- here. A lot of weight is hanging on her shoulders on this race -- senate majority how much pressure to ease the pressure is. To make sure that Iowa voters understand the clear choice they have in this election. Between me and my opponent because of the huge impact it's going to have on their future. Why do you believe that. But -- -- -- -- too extreme all you have to look at where she stands on the issues from her opposition to a federal minimum wage. Heard the desire to want to privatize Social Security benefits for younger workers. Her desire to eliminate. The Department of Education. The Internal Revenue Service she adopts Tea Party positions that are wrong for. -- counter and city you're out of touch with -- violence I think Iowans are tired. Personal attacks -- you have to do is look at my background. My parents grew up on Iowa farms during the Great Depression I started working on farms in junior highs I have. Done about every kind of -- -- you can imagine from bailing hay to the task corn. To cleaning out rain bands I've looked at grain elevators I delivered seed to farmers I built. Bridges and -- -- -- road so farmers could get their crops and their livestock in the town utility been unfairly like. Caricatured by the other side is being out of touch with. Farmers being a city lawyer it's not about whether I've been unfairly characterized it's about making sure -- will voters know why hands. What I've done for farmers what I've done for rural islands and getting the truth out about my records how would you rate the level of discourse here in the. Senate -- we've seen ads about castration hard as we've seen chicken. We've seen in a slew of outside negative ads for you worry that voters just stating that -- then and turned off by the whole process. Iowans are very Smart and very sophisticated when it comes to elections. Because every four years. We have presidential candidates come to our state. And try to connect -- voters so they're used to these types of ads that have nothing to do with the real issues in the campaign -- underdog now. I've always felt like when you're running in a race in -- state like Iowa you're the underdog because. This is a very purple state. And high winds want you to make the case to them on why you should be. Their next senator.

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