Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, Announces Campaign For Eighth Term In Office

By Newsmax
Posted on 09/25/21 | News Source: Newsmax

Veteran Sen. Chuck Grassley announced early Friday he’ll be running for an eighth term in office in the upcoming midterm elections in a move that will head off a contentious primary in Iowa to find his replacement.

The 88-year-old Republican made his announcement at 4 a.m. Central Daylight Time in a tweet that also stressed his exercise routine, reports Politico.

“It’s 4 a.m. in Iowa so I’m running. I do that 6 days a week,” Grassley said in the post. “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.”

Grassley won his last reelection bid in 2016 by 25 points, and his announcement will make it more likely Republicans will seek the Iowa seat during next year’s midterm. He will most likely face former Democrat Rep. Abby Finkenaeur in the general election next year.