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2022 Iowa Senate Election

News coverage of the Iowa Senate election. See the race between Chuck Grassley, polling at 52%, and Mike Franken, polling at 42%. Chuck Grassley has been the Senator from Iowa since 1980. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Iowa election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top Iowa Candidates

Republican Candidate
Chuck Grassley Polls: 52% Sample: 3,670Percentage of News: 90%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Center: 83%
83% of the news @ChuckGrassley interacts with on Twitter is Centrist
Democrat Candidate
Mike Franken Polls: 42% Sample: 1,070Percentage of News: 10%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 49%
Center: 45%
49% of the news @FrankenforIowa interacts with on Twitter Leans Left

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Chuck Grassley
Mike Franken

Latest 2022 Iowa Senate Election News

US & Canada · Iowa

Franken defeats Finkenauer in Iowa Democratic Senate primary

54% Center coverage: 24 sources
Retired Navy Admiral Mike Franken on Tuesday was projected to win the Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in November.See the Story
US & Canada · Iowa

Democrats in Iowa vie to challenge GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley

50% Center coverage: 14 sources
Reynolds' campaign has brought in $6 million and had $4.98 million in her campaign account to spend, according to a May campaign finance report. DeJear raised more than $748,000 and had over $381,000 to spend. The fundraising disparity comes at a time when Republicans are increasingly dominating Iowa politics.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Paris Hilton visits White House, Congress to discuss care at children’s residential facilities

Coverage: 10 sources
Paris Hilton met with officials at the White House Tuesday during a trip to Washington. The hotel heiress, reality TV star, influencer, businesswoman, pop singer and DJ was spotted outside the West Wing. She told CNN she would be discussing new legislation aimed at shoring up protections for children.See the Story
Abby Finkenauer

Iowa Supreme Court weighs whether U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer can appear on primary ballot

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Abby Finkenauer is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. A district court judge found this week that she failed to meet the criteria to qualify. A pair of Republicans are challenging the signatures as invalid. The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling within days.See the Story
US & Canada · Iowa

Grassley wins GOP Senate primary in Iowa

Coverage: 6 sources
Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, will face Republican Chuck Grassley in the race for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat. Franken beat former congresswoman Abby Finkenauer and physician Glenn Hurst on Tuesday. Grassley won the Republican nomination over Jim Carlin, a state legislator and lawyer from Sioux City.See the Story
Chuck Grassley · India

US Senator lifts ‘hold’ on Senate confirmation of Joe Biden’s ambassador pick for India Eric Garcetti

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the Biden administration's nominee to be US ambassador to India. GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released a staff report Tuesday concluding that Garcetti likely knew, or should have known, that his former political adviser Rick Jacobs was sexually harassing multiple individuals. Garcetti has repeatedly denied the accusations that he ignored the alleged harassment by Jacobs.See the Story
US & Canada · Iowa

Video: Republican Charles Grassley confronted by voters over guns

100% Left coverage: 6 sources
Video posted on social media by Iowa Starting Line shows Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) in a tough exchange with constituents over gun control legislation around AR-15s.See the Story
Videos · Washington

‘Policeman For Our Political System’: Sen. Grassley Calls On Journalists To Disclose Information On Hunter Biden’s Laptop

100% Right coverage: 6 sources
Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley called on journalists to disclose the truth on Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings on Monday.See the Story
U.S. Senate

Chuck Grassley votes against bipartisan U.S. Senate gun bill, Joni Ernst votes for it

50% Right coverage: 4 sources
Iowa's Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst voted against a gun safety bill. The bill would expand background checks on gun buyers 21 years old and younger. It would also create new federal gun trafficking crimes, expand which gun sellers must conduct background checks. A bipartisan group of senators negotiated the proposal in response to recent mass shootings.See the Story
Abby Finkenauer

Read the Iowa Supreme Court ruling keeping Abby Finkenauer on the 2022 primary ballot

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
A pair of Republicans brought the challenge against U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer. They argued three signatures on her nominating petitions were invalid because they lacked the correct date. Their challenge wasdismissed by Iowa's State Objection Panel in a 2-1 vote. Polk County District Judge Scott Beattie overturned the panel's decision.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Republicans Pledge to Investigate Biden’s Brother

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
James Biden's company received payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018. James Biden and the president's son, Hunter, received monthly retainers totaling $165,000. More than 150 financial transactions involving either Hunter or James Biden's global business affairs were flagged as concerning by U.S. banks.See the Story
US & Canada · Des Moines

Grassley Says He Won’t Vote to Repeal Obamacare

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “went on record in front of around 80 people in Waukon to say he does not support repealing a landmark healthcare reform law that brought coverage to more than 230,000 Iowa residents,” Iowa Starting Line reports. See the Story
Merrick Garland

GOP senator blasts DOJ for 'refusal to prosecute' its own employees

100% Right coverage: 2 sources
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday criticizing the Department of JustSee the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Iowa Senate Election?

2022 Iowa Senate Election often is covered by Center and Right Media sources.
Center: 36%
Right: 29%

2022 Election Candidates