Dem groups fund $1M ad buy attacking Ernst on Social Security

Two Democratic-aligned groups are teaming up against Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Peggy Noonan: 'Bogus dispute' by Trump 'doing real damage' MORE (R-Iowa) in the final weeks of the election with a new digital ad campaign targeting the senator's record on Social Security.

A $1 million ad campaign running on Facebook, YouTube and other digital platforms targeting Iowa voters funded by the Brady PAC and WOMEN VOTE! slams Ernst for wanting to cut Social Security "behind closed doors" and points to donations the Iowa Republican has received from Wall Street donors.

"Fortunately, Theresa Greenfield promised not to take any corporate PAC money," the ad continues. "That's why we can trust Greenfield to protect our Social Security."


Ernst's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

“Theresa Greenfield’s campaign is critical to flip the Senate to a gun-violence-prevention majority. We are proud to be doing everything we can to ensure she is elected, she’s a champion for our cause and we are glad to see that this race is getting the national attention it deserves," said Brady PAC executive director Brian Lemek in a statement to The Hill.

“We’re proud to partner with BradyPAC to help Theresa Greenfield’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, where she will bring the kind of leadership we need to move forward as a country,” added Melissa Williams, executive director of WOMEN VOTE! “Rural women in Iowa need to know just how much Joni Ernst has cost them in this pandemic. And BradyPAC’s contribution has helped us do that.”

Iowa's Senate race has looked like a potential pickup for Democrats eager to retake control of the Senate in the event of a victory for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit Protect our world: How the Biden administration can save lives and economies worldwide MORE (D) in the fall, as Ernst has polled behind Greenfield in a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll released last month.

Greenfield announced earlier in October that she had raised $28.7 million in the third quarter of 2020, a record for any Iowa Senate candidate.

Updated at 7:15 p.m.