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Former Iowa Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer Announces Run for the U.S. Senate

Former Iowa Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Cedar Rapids launched a campaign for the U-S Senate today (Thursday). She did it by posting to social media, a video of her talking to a room of supporters.

Finkenauer, a Democrat, is a former state legislator who was elected to the U.S. House in 2018 and lost her bid for a second term in 2020. Dave Muhlbauer, a former Crawford County Supervisor, announced he is running the Iowa Democratic Party’s U-S Senate nomination last month. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has been raising money for his campaign account, but has not yet said whether he’ll seek reelection in 2022. Finkenauer’s campaign news release says she’ll focus on blue collar values and does not mention  Grassley. But Finkenauer’s announcement VIDEO mentions politicians who’ve been in Washington for decades.

Grassley has said he’ll announce this fall whether he’ll seek an eighth term in the U-S Senate.