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Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

  • District: Senior Senator from Iowa
  • Residence: New Hartford
  • Born: September 17, 1933; New Hartford, Iowa
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Barbara Grassley; five children
  • Education: U. of Northern Iowa, B.A. 1955; U. of Northern Iowa, M.A. 1956 (political science); U. of Iowa, attended 1957-58 (graduate studies)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Iowa House, 1956; Iowa House, 1959-75; U.S. House, 1975-81; U.S. Senate, 1981-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1980 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Livestock and Dairy; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research); Budget; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness); Judiciary - Ranking Member (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Bankruptcy & Courts; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security); Joint Taxation
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State Information: Iowa

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Charles Grassley (R) 718,215 64.4%
Roxanne Conlin (D) 371,686 33.3%
John Heiderscheit (LIBERT) 25,290 2.3%
2004 general Charles Grassley (R) 1,038,175 70.2%
Arthur Small (D) 412,365 27.9%
Christy Welty (LIBERT) 15,218 1%
Darryl Northrop (GREEN) 11,121 0.8%
Edwin Fruit (SW) 1,874 0.1%
1998 general Charles E. Grassley (R) 648,480 68.4%
David Osterberg (D) 289,049 30.5%
Susan Marcus (NL) 7,561 0.8%
Margaret Trowe (SW) 2,542 0.3%
1992 general Charles E. Grassley (R) 899,761 69.6%
Jean Lloyd-Jones (D) 351,561 27.2%
Stuart Zimmerman (NL) 16,403 1.3%
Sue Atkinson (I) 6,277 0.5%
Mel Boring (I) 5,508 0.4%
Rosanne Freeburg (I) 4,999 0.4%
Carl Eric Olsen (GR) 3,404 0.3%
Richard O'Dell Hughes (I) 2,918 0.2%
Cleve Andrew Pulley (SW) 1,370 0.1%
1986 general Charles E. Grassley (R) 588,880 66%
John P. Roehrick (D) 299,406 34%
1980 general Charles E. Grassley (R) 683,014 54%
John C. Culver (D) 581,545 46%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 53.93% John McCain: 44.39%
2012 : 51.99% : 46.18%
2004 John Kerry: 49% George W. Bush: 50%
2000 Al Gore: 49% George W. Bush: 48%
1996 Bill Clinton: 50% Robert Dole: 40%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 55% George H. W. Bush: 44%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 46% :

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