It appears the U. S. House will swing to Republican control while it also appears the U-S Senate will remain under a Democratic majority, which Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says won’t mean any changes in his priorities.
Grassley won last Tuesday’s election, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Franken, returning him to the Senate for an eighth term. While it appears, he’ll be in the minority for the next two years, Grassley says he’ll maintain a focus on winning the passage of three key issues.
Grassley says he’s thrilled with the “Red Wave” in Iowa that saw all but one statewide race won by Republicans, with GOP gains in the Statehouse as well. Grassley couldn’t elaborate on why the party’s message didn’t resonate with enough voters across the country to wrestle back the Senate.
Come January, Iowa’s congressional delegation will be all Republican for the first time in 66 years.