Republican Senator from Iowa Joni Ernst is a no nonsense type of person. During a debate with her opponent Theresa Greenfield, Ernst attacked her with a brutally honest onslaught that left her Greenfield shocked. This was the type of verbal beat down it will be hard to recover from.
Democrats have spent a lot of money on ads on smear campaigns against Ernst and believe her seat could be up for grabs. After this performance it will be interesting to see if Ernst numbers go up.