Grassley? He’s Always Here. Working for Iowa.

WEST DES MOINES — Today, the Grassley Works campaign released one of two final television advertisements for the election cycle. The new spot replicates Ben Stein’s iconic scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and reprises his role from Grassley’s 2016 ad “Judge.”

The advertisement reminds Iowans that Senator Chuck Grassley meets with Iowans in each of Iowa’s 99 counties, writes and passes bipartisan legislation to help Iowa families, fights the high cost of living crushing Iowa households, champions Iowa agriculture, and always puts in the work, solving problems and delivering for Iowans. 

The end of the advertisement cuts to Stein reminding Iowans: “Grassley’s always here,” a nod to Grassley’s sterling attendance record putting in the work for Iowa. 

“Unlike Ferris Bueller, Senator Grassley doesn’t miss a day on the job. He always shows up for Iowans. From perfect attendance to working across the aisle and being named one of the most effective lawmakers, Iowans can rest assured Senator Grassley is always working for Iowans,” Grassley Works Communications Director Michaela Sundermann said. 


  • This year, Grassley completed the 42nd year in a row of his annual 99 county meetings. 
  • ​​The nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking named Grassley as “the most-effective lawmaker” in the U.S. Senate for the 115th Congress and one of the top ten most-effective lawmakers in the 116th Congress. 
  • In September, Grassley received an endorsement for his re-election to the U.S. Senate from the Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Grassley holds the record for the longest period of time of all U.S. Senators in U.S. history without missing a vote. He cast 8,927 consecutive votes between 1993 and 2020 until he got COVID. He hasn’t missed a vote since he ended his quarantine in November of 2020 and counting.