By February 2014, Braley had actually campaigned in all 99 regions of Iowa. On November 4, Braley was defeated by Republican state Legislator Joni Ernst in the basic political election.
Home health club as well as towels comment
In October 2013, the federal government shut down caused the House gym to dismiss team, consisting of the towel attendants. Braley grumbled publicly concerning the inadequate of service despite paying to utilize your home fitness center, remarked, “There’s no towel service, and so we’re doing our very own laundry down there.” Throughout the 2014 basic election, Republicans brought this to the citizens’ attention.
” Farmer from Iowa” remark
In March 2014, video footage was discovered from a January 2014 fundraising occasion of trial attorneys in Texas where Braley ensured the audience that he would certainly be a spokesperson in Congress for trial legal representatives, and also commented that Republican Legislator Chuck Grassley could end up being the next chair of the Us senate Judiciary Committee if Democrats lose control of the Us senate bulk. In the video Braley slammed Grassley as “a farmer from Iowa, that never ever went to regulation school”.
Complying with the release of the video clip, Braley released an apology to Grassley. In reaction to the negative coverage produced by his remarks, Braley released a press release which proclaimed his farming background.
Joni Ernst attack advertising campaign
In June 2014, Braley released a 30-second ad spot striking Republican opponent Joni Ernst. The advertisement specified that Ernst never funded a costs to reduce pork or reduce investing during her time in the Iowa state Senate.
VA Board attendance
In the wake of the Veterans Wellness Management scandal of 2014, it was reported that Braley missed 15 of the 20 United States Home Committee on Veterans’ Matters hearings in 2011 as well as 2012, including one hearing on a day in which he went to 3 fundraisers for his 2012 project, however which did not overlap with the hearing schedule. The paper additionally reported that Braley was not seen on video of the hearing, although Braley’s chair might not be seen at all times in the video. In examining an attack ad against Braley on this problem, PolitiFact called claims that Braley skipped hearings for fundraisers on September 20, 2012 “Primarily False”, yet stated that Braley did miss close to 79 percent of committee hearings.
Dispute over chicks
Braley was slammed by Republican politicians for a dispute he had with his neighbor at his holiday residence over the neighbor’s “restorative” hens, which Braley stated were always in his yard. Braley was implicated of intimidating a legal action against the neighbor, which he emphatically denied, as well as claimed he dealt with the scenario properly.