“I’m Joni Ernst. I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork.” If you live in a contested state, you’re likely getting hit with nonstop political ads. From NPR: The 2014 campaign ads that you just can’t stop replaying. (Unless you’re a hog.)

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