Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced at 4 a.m. on Friday that at age 88, he will run for an eighth term in the Senate in the upcoming 2022 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,” Grassley tweeted. “I’m running for re-election—a lot more to do, for Iowa. We ask and will work for your support.”
Despite his age, Grassley has an 18-point lead over his nearest Democrat competitor, former Rep. Abby Finkenauer, in polling.
He is obviously in decent health if he’s still running around Iowa on a regular basis.
He also has a positive favorable rating among voters in his state, with 51% approving and only 37% disapproving.
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