2020 3rd Iowa Senate Debate

Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:00PM ET

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and challenger Theresa Greenfield participated in a remote debate due to the fact that Ernst was in Washington, D.C. Ernst committed a major blunder when she was asked what should have been an easy question about the minimum farmers need to receive to avoid a financial loss on their soybean crop. Ernst initially evaded answering before the moderator repeated the question, to which she replied “I think you had asked about corn, and it depends on what the inputs are, but probably about $5.50.” The moderator then politely informed Ernst that she was asked about soybeans and let her know the breakeven price was in fact $10.05.

Debate Participants

Joni Ernst
Ernst
Theresa Greenfield
Greenfield