Senator Chuck Grassley is standing for re-election in 2022, giving the GOP a boost.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Senate’s oldest Republican, declared on Friday that he will seek for re-election next year, a move that is anticipated to boost the GOP’s chances of retaking control of the chamber.
Grassley, who is 88 years old, revealed his decision on Twitter on Friday morning.
“I’m jogging because it’s 4 a.m. in Iowa. That is something I do six days a week. Before I begin the day, I’d like to share with you what Barbara and I have agreed. He wrote, “I’m standing for re-election.” “There’s a lot more work to be done for Iowa.”
I’m running because it’s 4 a.m. in Iowa. That is something I do six days a week. Before I begin the day, I’d like to share with you what Barbara and I have agreed.
I’m campaigning for re-election, and there’s a lot more work to be done in Iowa. We ask for your help, and we will do everything we can to get it. Will you come along with us? #GrassleyRuns #GrassleyWorks pic.twitter.com/cwv8yu9wkx #GrassleyRuns #GrassleyWorks September 24, 2021 — Grassley Works (@GrassleyWorks)
There was conjecture that Grassley, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980, was thinking about retiring, and that his open seat would make the Republican Party’s chances of recovering the Senate majority in the 2022 midterm elections more difficult.
The chamber is currently split 50-50, but Democrats hold a tiny advantage thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.
There was fear over Grassley’s seat because five other Republican senators – Roy Blunt of Mississippi, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Richard Shelby of Alabama – have already indicated they will not run again in 2022.
At the age of 23, Grassley was elected to the Iowa state legislature for the first time in 1958, and he has held elected office ever since. He also serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee as the ranking Republican.
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