Iowa’s senior U.S. Senator has filed the paperwork needed to run for a seventh term.
Senator Chuck Grassley’s office says the Republican has submitted more than 20,000 signatures to get on the June 7th primary ballot to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.
Grassley was required to file only 3,331 signatures to qualify. A news release announcing the filing of the signatures, says the “extraordinary number of signatures reflects Iowans’ recognition that Chuck Grassley works hard on the issues that are important to them.”
Grassley, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1981, has come under a lot of fire recently over his decision to not hold any hearings on a new Supreme Court justice until after the presidential election.
Former Iowa Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Agriculture, Patty Judge recently announced she is running in the Democrat Primary in June for the nomination to run against Grassley. State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids is also running on the Democratic side.