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Grassley Ads Attack Franken for Wanting to Penalize Non-Voters
2nd November 2022 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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Early voting already is well underway, but the jabs are getting sharper between Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic challenger Mike Franken as the race inches to Election Day on Nov. 8.

A recent ad attacking Franken containing claims about health care, abortion and support for hiring thousands of IRS agents included one claim that stands out as something voters don’t hear about in ads every election cycle.

The Fact Checker team checks statements made by an Iowa political candidate or officeholder or a national candidate/officeholder about Iowa, or in advocacy ads that appear in our market.

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This episode of the Fact Checker Podcast is researched and hosted by The Gazette's Elijah Decious and features Erin Jordan and Marissa Payne.

The Fact Checker Podcast is produced by Stephen M. Colbert and the music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.