IOWA: Grassley Rolls in Reelection Bid

November 8, 2016 11:39 PM

Charles (Chuck) Grassley has served Iowans in the U.S. Senate since 1981, and citizens of the Hawkeye State have once again reelected him, this time for his 7th Senate term.

Grassley was the heavy favorite against Democratic challenger Patty Judge, who had previously served the state as agriculture secretary. Poll aggregator and analyst pinned his odds of winning at 99.5%. AP called the race at 9 p.m. CST.

Among the Senate committees on which Grassley serves includes the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He’s also a member of three subcommittees within the Senate Ag Committee:

·         Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit

·         Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology

·         Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support

AgriTalk radio occasionally invites Grassley on the show to discuss a variety of agricultural issues. Most recently, he was on to talk about “mega-mergers” in ag and what he learned about them during a September 2016 hearing.

Grassley also discussed TPP on the show, telling host Mike Adams the next president will have to change his or her views in either one or two ways: either have a “180-degree turn” or find a “face-saving” way of making sure TTP can happen, and it might require negotiation.

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