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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, left, listens to concerns during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s U.S. senators were met Tuesday with overflow crowds who pointedly questioned them about President Donald Trump’s actions during his first month in office and other issues. Although Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Ernst held meetings in small towns in northern and eastern Iowa, they drew big crowds. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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Attendees wait to pose questions to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s U.S. senators were met Tuesday with overflow crowds who pointedly questioned them about President Donald Trump’s actions during his first month in office and other issues. Although Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Ernst held meetings in small towns in northern and eastern Iowa, they drew big crowds. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s U.S. senators were met Tuesday with overflow crowds who pointedly questioned them about President Donald Trump’s actions during his first month in office and other issues. Although Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Ernst held meetings in small towns in northern and eastern Iowa, they drew big crowds. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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Protesters follow Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, to her vehicle following a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s U.S. senators were met Tuesday with overflow crowds who pointedly questioned them about President Donald Trump’s actions during his first month in office and other issues. Although Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Ernst held meetings in small towns in northern and eastern Iowa, they drew big crowds. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is greeted by supporters during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, center, speaks to supporters during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participates in a fundraising ride for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks with Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, before riding in Ernst's fundraising ride, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Sen. Joni Ernst, shown here on her prized Harley Davidson, will lead a 40-mile motorcyle ride on Saturday - joined by Gov. Scott Walker and Rick Perry. (Image from Sen. Joni Ernst)

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Joni Ernst has a big event planned for seven GOP hopefuls

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Joni Ernst at Work in Washington Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Sen. Joni Ernst, a freshman Iowa Republican, delivered the GOP's official response to President Obama's address. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for January 20, 2015 - GOP pins hopes on Ernst for State of the Union rebuttle: Iowa Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst looks on before a live televised debate at Iowa Public Television studios, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, has been tapped by the party to deliver rebuttal comments to President Obama's State of the Union address. Mrs. Ernst said that she "never would have imagined" that she would have the chance to rebut Mr. Obama. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, then-Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican officials have tapped newly elected Ernst to deliver the party's formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Sen.-elect Joni Ernst waves to supporters during an election night rally Nov. 4 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Ms. Ernst defeated Rep. Bruce Braley, Iowa Democrat, in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Sen.-elect Joni Ernst speaks to supporters during an election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Ernst defeated U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**