Yesterday, it came to light that Joni Ernst was refusing to sit down with the Des Moines Register's editorial board. Then it became clear, she was refusing to sit down with the editorial board of essentially every newspaper in Iowa.
As she spurned the Iowa press, she still managed to find the time to meet with MSNBC's Chuck Todd yesterday (and had the audacity to tweet a picture of this with the hashtag #IowaKnows Best -- no, really!), and to sit down with FOX News this morning.
It's understandable why Joni Ernst is desperate to hide her extreme agenda from Iowa -- support for privatizing social security, wanting to eliminate the federal minimum wage, opposition to subsidies like the RFS, etc. -- but her little Houdini act backfired.