WASHINGTON DC (January 28, 2020) — Statement for the record by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley honoring the Iowa caucuses:
In a week, all political focus will be set on my home state of Iowa for the First in the Nation Precinct Caucuses.
Many pundits ask why Iowa should be awarded this much impact in the Presidential nomination process?
Iowans take this job seriously.
They study the candidates’ backgrounds and positions on issues and they thoughtfully listen to the debates.
In Iowa, Presidential candidates must explain and discuss their positions and answer tough questions directly to citizens instead of relying on advertising.
Candidates who have done this successfully will be rewarded with momentum and excitement that could launch the rest of their candidacy.