Grassley Running for Another Senate Term


Long-time Iowa Senator Chuck Grassy, at 88 years old, will seek reelection in 2022. Grassley is the oldest Republican in the Senate, and if elected, his next term will end when he is 95. In announcing his decision, Grassley says, “Iowans have encouraged me to continue my work representing them.” Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former U.S. Representative from Iowa, is in the race against Grassley. Finkenauer stated via Twitter that Grassley “spent 47 years with the DC elite, lining his own pockets,” and is “just another DC politician who can’t let go of power and turned his back on families like mine.” Grassley’s campaign contends he has consistently been recognized as one of the most bipartisan and effective senators, according to independent analysis conducted by GovTrack and the Lugar Center at Georgetown University. Grassley currently serves as the Senate Finance Committee Chair, and holds a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee.