To get the word out about fake email was distributed on Twitter, Senator Joni Ernst made an appearance on the Fox News Show, Fox, and Friends. The letter, pushed around by liberal activists and allies, falsely claimed that the Iowa Farm Bureau was withdrawing Ernst’s endorsement in the upcoming election.
“Certainly, I am a champion for Iowa farmers. They know that. This is not new for Ms. Greenfield and her campaign. Her first run at an election ended in campaign election fraud. So it is a very disturbing pattern coming from my opponent and certainly, Iowans won’t stand for it,” said Ernst
The misinformation campaign was so intense that the Iowa Farm Bureau issued a formal statement reiterating their support for Ernst:
Recently, a fake email has been circulating through social media that Senator Ernst no longer has the support of Iowa Farm Bureau or our members. This email is fake, and any news reports that speak to its validity are false. Iowa farmers know Senator Joni Ernst understands agriculture and works tirelessly to increase the economic opportunities for Iowa farmers and rural America, and that is why the Iowa Farm Bureau was proud to designate her as a Friend of Agriculture. She continues to have our full support.
In addition to the support from the Iowa Farm Bureau, Senator Ernst enjoys the endorsement and support of several other major agriculture groups, including the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Her opponent, Democrat Theresa Greenfield, has not received any major agricultural endorsement.