The only statewide race in today’s primary election in Iowa is between four Democrats who are competing for the nomination to face Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley in November.
Grassley has already raised $6.2 million dollars for his reelection campaign and Grassley campaign commercials are already airing in Iowa.
Grassley is in Washington, DC, today, and held a telephone news conference with Iowa reporters by phone earlier this morning.
“I’m going to be at work in the Senate today and I’m not going to think too much about the outcome,” Grassley says. “I did vote by absentee ballot in the primary election in Iowa today. I look forward to seeing the results and I’m not going to think too much about who my opponent is.”
The Democrats in today’s primary are: Patty Judge of Albia, a former Iowa lieutenant governor and state ag secretary; state Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids; Bob Krause, a former state legislator from Fairfield; and Tom Fiegen, a bankruptcy lawyer from Clarence.