ALTOONA, IOWA – The Delegates at the 60th annual Iowa Federation of Labor Convention voted to endorse Patty Judge for U.S. Senate.
“After evaluating the candidates, we felt that Chuck Grassley’s obstruction of the Judicial nomination is unacceptable to all Iowans,” the organization said in a statement.
“Patty Judge is the best choice for union members in this election.”
Incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley holds a comfortable lead in likely voters in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released August 19.
In Iowa, six-term Republican incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley is holding off his Democratic challenger, former Lieutenant Gov. Patty Judge 51 – 42 percent.
Meanwhile, Patty Judge has agreed to debates across Iowa in order to give voters the opportunity to hear from both U.S. Senate candidates before the November election. Judge has accepted televised debates in the state’s top four media markets in order to give all Iowans an opportunity to see both candidates on the same stage.
“Iowans all across the state deserve to hear their Senate candidates debate before they make a decision in this race,” said Patty Judge. “I look forward to using this opportunity to discuss my plans to create greater economic opportunity in Iowa and break the gridlock and obstruction that has taken over Washington. Live, televised debates in every part of the state will give voters the opportunity to see where the candidates stand on the issues and answer tough questions.”
The Judge campaign sent a letter to the Grassley campaign today informing them she has accepted invitations from the Des Moines Register / KCCI-TV, KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, and KTIV-TV in Sioux City. The campaign has also accepted an invitation from Iowa Public Television, which the campaign would like to hold in Davenport in partnership with KWQC and the Quad City Times, who have extended an invitation to both campaigns. Additionally, the campaign remains willing to participate in a radio debate with Chuck Grassley.