WASHINGTON DC (January 29, 2020) — Statement for the record by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on the First in the Nation Iowa Caucuses:


This coming Monday, the First in the Nation Iowa caucuses kick off the Presidential nomination process.

The Presidential preference part of the caucus is just one part, however.

In truth, the Iowa caucuses are an example of grassroots democracy.

Iowa voters for each political party gather in each of the 1681 precincts across my state.

At these neighborhood meetings voters discuss issues of local and national importance and elect party-officers and convention-delegates.

The platform planks approved and the officers and delegates elected often have a longer-lasting impact on the political parties than the presidential preference votes.

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