GOP senators drag their feet to run for re-election


Six Republican senators are still considering whether or not they’ll run for reelection in 2022. They include Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Thune(R-SD), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (R-VT).

Thune’s seat is possibly the most consequential, since he is the number two GOP senator. He’s been in office in 1996. When CNN asked him if he will run again, he told them “it’s a six-year commitment.”

On the other hand, Grassley has had 40 years of service before the midterm election. Grassley says he’ll decide “after I go snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.”

Meanwhile, Murkowski and Lee have yet to officially announce that they will run for re-election. However, when it comes to Lee’s seat, Utah is likely to elect another Republican should he not run again.

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