Grassley says US Senate colleagues helped grandson

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Posted: Jun 06, 2012 3:48 PM

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley says he helped his grandson with his Iowa House Republican primary by getting senators to contribute campaign money.

Rep. Pat Grassley won his primary race Tuesday against fellow Republican incumbent Annette Sweeney with 61 percent of the vote. Since no Democrat is running, it's likely Grassley will return to the Legislature in January. He was first elected in 2006.

Speaking with reporters in a conference call Wednesday, Charles Grassley says he asked senators to help his grandson by sending money from their congressional leadership political action committees. Some apparently did.

Grassley says his grandson's next campaign financial report will show money from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and six-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

Grassley says some of his colleagues gave his grandson money without being asked.