Senator Charles Grassley’s re-election to a seventh term was called as soon as the polls closed in Iowa. The 83-year-old Senator says there’s still work to do when he returns to Washington.
Grassley’s opponent, former Lieutenant Governor and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Patty Judge, attempted to make an issue out of his refusing to hold hearings for President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. But that storyline was obscured by the presidential campaign and he cruised to an easy victory. He says one of his top priorities as he begins another six-year term is keeping America safe.
“We need to fight terrorism like a national security threat not like some law enforcement problem,” he says.
Grassley says he will also work to restore fiscal discipline and secure the nation’s borders.