Updated Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. ET

One of the biggest retirement questions was answered last week when Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley announced he would run for an eighth term. The 88-year-old Republican will be 95 at the end of his next term if he wins re-election.

Grassley’s decision saved Republicans from having to defend a sixth open seat in 2022, and his decision makes the effort by former Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer to unseat him daunting. A Des Moines Register survey from venerated Iowa pollster Ann Selzer showed the incumbent leading Finkenauer by 55%-37% among likely voters. Even worse news for Finkenauer is that two years after Democrats poured $97 million in outside funding trying to flip the state and came up short by more than 6 points, it’s hard to make a case for why this seat should be more competitive against a more entrenched incumbent. Plus, the 2022 map that’s already being assembled and Democrats defending seats in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire, along with trying to flip more amenable states than Iowa such

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