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It's been two weeks since two horrific mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas resulted in the deaths of 31 people, but Americans' calls for common sense gun reform haven't relented.

This is most recently evident at an Iowa town hall for Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Ernst, who is up for reelection in 2020, has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association and received a nearly $10 thousand donation during her 2014 senate campaign.

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Republican Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) says she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump's running mate in the 2016 presidential election because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have."

“In the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to be vice president of the United States. I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family," according to an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings. “I continued to make sacrifices and not soar higher out of concern for Gail and our family."

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