Tom Harkin

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In the first ad in her Senate campaign to replace Iowa's retiring Tom Harkin, Joni Ernst - "Mother, Soldier, Conservative" - just up and gets to the nitty-gritty, smarmily boasting that she "grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I get to Washington I'll know how to cut pork." She's one of five GOP candidates. She's endorsed by Mitt Romney. She's wearing the biggest, weirdest, grimmest damn zombie smile you ever saw. As far as we can tell, this is a real ad. God bless participatory...