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Senator Joni Ernst to speak in primetime at Republican National Convention

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Senator Joni Ernst will have a primetime speaking role at this years Republican National Convention. A Republican adviser confirms with NBC News she will discuss national security. 

It was earlier this week Ernst met with Donald Trump and is considered as a potential vice presidential candidate. 

Senator Ernst said she "had a good conversation with Donald Trump." Read her full statement below: 

"Iowans are frustrated by the current direction of our country - and we simply cannot afford to continue these failed policies under Hillary Clinton. I had a good conversation with Donald Trump today and we discussed what I am hearing from Iowans as I travel around the state on my 99 county tour, and the best path forward for our country. I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe."

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