At 4am this morning Iowa time, Senator Chuck Grassley took to Twitter and announced he's running for re-election.
"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. Will you join us? "
Grassley just turned 88 and has been in the Senate since 1981. He faces a Primary against State Senator Jim Carlin and if he wins that, he will face a Democrat - possibly defeated House Rep Abby Finkenauer - who according to the most recent poll (Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll), trails Grassley by some 18 points with the Senator leading 55% to 37%.
He is in Eastern Iowa today and will be at Governor Reynolds' Harvest Festival at the Iowa State Fairgrounds tomorrow.
If he wins the Primary, will you support him over the Democratic Party candidate?
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