Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced he is running for an eighth term.
Grassley, 88, made the announcement on Twitter early Friday, writing on Twitter, “It’s 4 a.m. in Iowa so I’m running. I do that 6 days a week. Before I start the day I want you to know what Barbara and I have decided. I’m running for re-election — a lot more to do, for Iowa. We ask and will work for your support.”
He previously did not indicate his intentions publicly.
The Iowa lawmaker is the current ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is the oldest Republican senator.
It’s 4 a.m. in Iowa so I’m running. I do that 6 days a week. Before I start the day I want you to know what Barbara and I have decided.
— Grassley Works (@GrassleyWorks) September 24, 2021
Writing in a statement, Grassley said, according to The Des Moines Register:
“Serving Iowans in the United States Senate is a tremendous honor. I’m working as hard as ever for the people of Iowa and there’s more work to do. In a time of crisis and polarization, Iowa needs strong, effective leadership. I’m focused on serving the people of Iowa as your senator and fighting for policies that will make Iowa an even better place to raise a family and grow a business.”
The Senate is currently 50-50, with Democrats in majority. Vice President Kamala Harris would break the tie.
Grassley’s reelection bid boosts Republican majority hopes in the 2022 midterm elections.
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