Chuck Grassley Wins, Can Tell Nay-Sayers To Go Pound Sand

  • Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley will win reelection in Iowa, CNN projects, fending off his toughest challenge since he first won the seat in 1980.
  • Grassley defeated Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral who campaigned with low expectations and little national Democratic support in the increasingly red state.
  • Grassley, 89, is set to become the longest-serving current senator in January, replacing Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is retiring. He would be 95 at the end of the eighth six-year term he won Tuesday.
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