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Campaign Almanac: Abby Finkenauer plans final primary push
Also, Chuck Grassley will speak at a pre-primary rally this weekend
Jun. 3, 2022 4:15 pm
Abby Finkenauer’s final campaign push to Election Day will focus on Eastern and central Iowa, according to a schedule released Friday by her campaign.
Finkenauer is one of three Democrats running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa this year. She is a former congresswoman and state legislator from Cedar Rapids.
In the final days leading to Tuesday’s primary election, starting Friday, Finkenauer has events scheduled in Charles City, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Waterloo, West Des Moines, and Dubuque.
The other Democrats seeking the party’s nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate campaign are Mike Franken, a U.S. Navy veteran from Sioux City, and Glenn Hurst, a physician from Minden.
The incumbent is Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. He faces a primary challenge from Jim Carlin, an attorney and state legislator from Sioux City.
Iowa’s primary election is Tuesday. Early voting is underway, and concludes Monday.
GRASSLEY RALLY SATURDAY: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will attend a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Kim Reynolds on Saturday in West Des Moines.
Grassley, Iowa’s longtime U.S. Senator, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from Jim Carlin, an attorney and legislator from Sioux City. Grassley is widely expected to comfortably win the primary.
He would then face one of three Democrats running for their party’s nomination: former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, U.S. Navy veteran Mike Franken, or physician Glenn Hurst.
Grassley will speak at Saturday’s rally about inflation and immigration, and encourage Republicans to vote in the primary.
Gazette Des Moines Bureau