September 13th, 2010
06:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Grassley 'tweets' for you

Washington (CNN)-Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has a case of the "Twitter" but don't worry its curable-at least that's what he's saying in his new TV ad.

In his new ad Grassley wants you to know he works for you and that he'll 'tweet' for you.

The ad features two older women talking about Grassley's Twitter account as if it were a diagnosis and not a trendy social media profile.

One lady even asks if his Twitter can be "cured."

Grassley, 76, has hopped on the social media bandwagon by encouraging voters to use Twitter and Facebook.

He joins the ranks of other senators like Sens. John McCain, Scott Brown, Jim DeMint, and Al Franken – who are frequent "tweeters."

Grassley said it's his way of keeping in touch with his constituents while visiting 99 counties around the state of Iowa during the year, according to the ad.

"I'll tweet. I'll text. I'll work for you," said Grassley in his new ad.

This is the second round of state-wide ads to air from Grassley's campaign according to Grassley spokesman Eric Woolson.

Grassley is running for his fifth term in the Senate and will face Democratic challenger Roxanne Conlin in November.

Filed under: 2010 • Social Media • Social Networking
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. they call me "tater salad"

    So I suppose Grassley thinks he's all "down with the times" because he finally learned how to use "the twitter" and "the google"!........All of these old out of touch fossils need to go, I don't even care what party they're with anymore!

    September 13, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  2. barry

    Republicans are so much smarter than their Socialist Democrat colleges.

    September 13, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. Martha

    For being a republican he sure has accepted a lot of money from the federal government for his state. I thought republicans were against that.

    September 13, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. ProudDEM

    Can't wait to get out and vote for Roxanne Conlin this November. Lets Pull the Plug on Grassley Iowa!

    September 13, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |