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Joni Ernst greets friends and supporters at the Montgomery County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. It was Ernst’s first public appearance in Red Oak since her election to the U.S. Senate. She’s scheduled to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Ernst launches 99-county tour where her political career began 10 years ago

 New United States Senator Joni Ernst kicked off her 99 County Tour in the place where it all began. 

On Jan. 17, Ernst began the tour in her hometown of Red Oak at the Montgomery County Court House.