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Two women applaud U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as she delivers the official Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. About 15 people attended a viewing party at the Firehouse Restaurant to watch Ernst deliver the address to a national audience.
From bread bags to biscuits, Ernst’s SOTU response plays well in Red Oak

 “I have no more campaigns to run.” President Barack Obama’s statement was met with applause and laughter from a group of Red Oak citizens. 

The group gathered at the Firehouse Restaurant, 310 Washington Ave., on Jan. 20 to watch the president deliver his annual State of the Union address. However, the reason for the group’s congregation began following the president’s speech.