GOP Candidate Touts Castration

Joni Ernst is looking to castrate Washington and “make 'em squeal.” In her first TV ad campaigning for U.S. Senate, the 43-year-old Iowa Republican looks seriously into the camera and declares, “I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork.” Ernst, one of five GOP candidates looking to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Harkin, is aiming to balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending and repealing the Affordable Care Act. With polls showing Iowa Democrats have a good chance of holding the seat, Ernst might be the one squealing.