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UPDATE: Grassley wraps up annual 99 county tour

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Sen. Grassley answers questions about the Wind Energy tax credit during a stop in Carroll, IA Wednesday. Sen. Grassley answers questions about the Wind Energy tax credit during a stop in Carroll, IA Wednesday.
CARROLL, Iowa (KTIV) -

For the 32nd year in a row, US Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has completed his tour of the state, stopping in all 99 counties.

His tour wrapped up, Monday morning, in front of an overflow crowd of about 80 people packed into a basement meeting room at the Carroll County courthouse, in Carroll.

Folks asked Grassley about everything from the Farm Bill and illegal immigration, to health care reform and partisanship in Washington.

Grassley says getting to every county in the state, every year, is a promise he made to himself when he was first elected to the Senate in 1980.

"I don't want anybody saying-- and I still hear it-- that you lost touch with the people," Sen. Charles Grassley, (R) Iowa said.

Grassley says he ran two miles before the 7:45 a.m. town hall.

Just a month shy of his 79th birthday, Grassley says he doesn't know if he'll run for re-election in 2016. But, Grassley says if he thinks he can still serve the people of Iowa for the full six years, then he'll run.

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