Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-24 14:53:10 –
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley announced on Friday that he would serve another six-year term in 2022.
88-year-old Grasley is already the oldest Republican in the US Senate. If he wins the reelection in 2022 and serves a term ending in January 2029, Grasley will be 95 years old.
Senator Dianne Feinstein of D-California is the only Senator older than Grasley. She was born in 1933, 88 days before Grasley.
“While traveling through Iowa during a Q & A session at the 99 county conferences annually, Iowa advised me to continue working on behalf of them,” Grasley said in a press release. “I am delighted to have the support of Iowans. Over the next few months, I will work harder than ever to get their continued support. Iowans will work harder than ever to get their continued support. Iowans will work with them in the US Senate to resolve the issue. I know how seriously I take my job on behalf of the United States. That’s why. I won’t miss a vote. “
Iowa is 4am, so I’m running. I do it 6 days a week. Before I start the day, I want you to know Barbara and what I decided.
— Grassley Works (@GrassleyWorks) September 24, 2021
Grasley was first elected to the Senate in 1980 — President Ronald Reagan won his first term in the same year. He has served six six-year terms in the Senate and is currently a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
according to CNNFormer Republican Abby Finkenauer is the most well-known Democrat to date, announcing elections on the other side of Grassley.
“After 47 years in Washington, DC, Chuck Grassley has changed from a farmer in Iowa to another coastal elite,” Finkenauer said in a statement on Friday.
Iowa supported President Donald Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 elections. The state has not elected a Democratic senator since former Senator Tom Harkin was re-elected for the fifth term in 2008.
According to the Washington Post, the current Senate class Oldest average age In the history of the Chamber of Commerce.
Sen. Grassley, 88, will seek another term in office Source link Sen. Grassley, 88, will seek another term in office