Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) announced Thursday that she’ll run in 2022 for the U.S. Senate in Iowa, a seat currently held by seven-term incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley (R).
Finkenauer is the first major Democrat to announce a Senate run in Iowa, which is expected to be a critical swing state next fall as the party looks to retain or add to its slim majority in the Senate.
The 87-year-old Grassley has not yet said whether he will run for re-election, but Republicans are hoping he does. He has won more than 60% of the vote in each of his last six Senate races.
Read the full article. Finkenauer served one term in the US House and lost narrowly last year to Ashley Hinson, who was not among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn Biden’s win.
I’m Abby Finkenauer, and I’m running for U.S. Senate because Iowa—and our Democracy—are worth fighting for.
After 46 years in DC, @ChuckGrassley has lost touch with both.
I’m from a proud union family. We don’t back down. I’m in this to win.
— Abby Finkenauer (@Abby4Iowa) July 22, 2021