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Iowa's New Era: Joni Ernst sworn in Tuesday, sits down with KWWL

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    Joni Ernst is being sworn in as Iowa's first new senator in decades, and KWWL's Jerry Gallagher is there to document the historic first days.


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

For the first time in 30 years, Iowa will have a new U.S. senator. But the firsts don't stop there.

Joni Ernst will also be the first woman to represent the entire state of Iowa in Congress.

She will take the oath of office on Tuesday, and KWWL will be in Washington, D.C., for that historic day.

What does she hope to accomplish in Washington? How does she plan to reach across the aisle? KWWL will have a one-on-one interview with her.

Join us for live reports from the nation's capital as a new era in Iowa politics becomes official.

Related links:

Oath of Office background and history: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Oath_Office.htm

C-SPAN Harkin video search: http://www.c-span.org/search/?sdate=&edate=&searchtype=Videos&sort=Least+Recent+Airing&text=0&personid%5B%5D=2005

C-SPAN's first video of Harkin as an Iowa senator (July 1985, Grassley is first, followed by Harkin 30 minutes in): http://www.c-span.org/video/?125558-1/senator-question-answer 


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