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Former legislator announces Grassley challenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former state legislator Bob Krause this weekend will formally launch his challenge to veteran U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley.

Krause will announce his campaign for the Democratic nomination in stops across Iowa.

Krause says he will make the case that Grassley has been in elective office for more than 50 years and is increasingly out of touch with Iowa voters.

The 59-year-old from Fairfield faces a significant challenge is seeking to oust Grassley, who is seeking his sixth term in the Senate. The 75-year-old Grassley will have far more money and his name is known throughout the state.

Krause has worked in state and federal government. He served in the Legislature in the 1970s. He is retired from the Army Reserve.

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