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Grassley files for seventh term as U.S. Senator


This news story was published on March 12, 2016.
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Grassley turns in 7 binders of signatures (Facebook photo)

Grassley turns in 11 binders of signatures
(Facebook photo)

DES MOINES – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is undaunted by criticism lately for refusing to hold hearings for a possible Supreme Court nominee, filing many signatures Friday in a his latest quest for re-election.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate reported Saturday that U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley delivered 11 binders of petitions to his office Friday.

“By far the largest amount we’ve received so far this cycle,” Pate said.

Grassley filed for his 7th term in the U.S. Senate. He’s been serving in the U.S. Congress since 1975, as he was previously a Representative.  He’s been in the news lately for obstructing hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for a possible Supreme Court nominee that has yet to be named by President Obama.

Several Democrats have already made public their intention to knock Grassley off his perch: Rob Hogg, a state senator from Cedar Rapids; former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge; Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause.

Republicans control the U.S. Senate, 54-46 over Democrats.

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11 Responses to Grassley files for seventh term as U.S. Senator

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    March 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I disagree with him on this SCOTUS issue, but he has been a fine watchdog in Congress over the years and has not been afraid to knock heads with those who are not being accountable.

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      Aunt Bea Reply Report comment

      March 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Katie honey……. do your homework. Grassley, his son and now grandson have collected millions in farm subsidies over the years. And the honorable senator has played a prominent role in the powerful Ag Committee that oversees farmers welfare. A Google search will substantiate my post.

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    The Real Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    TERM LIMITS AND YOU DON’T WALK AWAY WITH BENEFITS FOR LIFE. THEY WORK LESS DAYS/HOURS AND MAKE MORE THEN THE AVERAGE PERSON.

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    watching Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

    He should retire. We need people who will do their jobs and Sen Grassley is sure as heck not doing his. If he says he will not hold a vote on a new Supreme Court Justice just because he doesn’t like the president he should be run out of office. Lets hold his pay and benefits until he decides to go to work.

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      Jebba the Bush Reply Report comment

      March 13, 2016 at 10:49 am

      I wonder if Obama has ever done anything because he didn’t like someone? Maybe Grassley could ask the members of the Judiciary Committee to vote “present” on any appointees up for consideration.

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        Reality Check Reply Report comment

        March 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm

        Obama is not running for his 7th term as President. What is your point?

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    Snarly Fibberina Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Chuck has become Chuckles the Clown

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 7:21 am

    He has been in far to long and needs to bow out. That being said, I would never vote for anyone who was part of the Culver scam.

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Retirement is long overdue.

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    Polio Loco Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Get off my lawn you meddling kids….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Time to hang it up. Chuck was great in his time, now he’s just a cranky old man.