Bruce Braley On Chuck Grassley: A ‘farmer’ With No Law Degree - Politico.com

Bruce Braley, a Democrat running for Senate, was caught on videotape disparaging fellow Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school comments that later drew an apology from the candidate. The video, posted online Tuesday afternoon by GOP opposition research firm America Rising, shows Braley speaking to what the group described as a group of lawyers at a fundraiser in Texas. + reset If you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice someone whos been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years in a visible and public way on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Braley, a trial lawyer by training who is running to replace Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page <br>visit http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/bruce-braley-chuck-grassley-farmer-with-no-law-degree-105010.html?hp=l5

He faces whoever emerges from a crowded Republican primary field that includes state Sen. Joni Ernst, businessman Mark Jacobs and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker. Ernst demanded Braley apologize to Grassley and and every other farmer in Iowa. On Tuesday afternoon, Braley issued a statement of apology for his comments, noting that he respects the GOPs Grassley and is descended from a family with a farming background. I apologize to Sen. Grassley and anyone I may have offended, Braley said. My parents both grew up on Iowa farms during the Great Depression. It deeply influenced who they are and who I am, and gave me a profound appreciation for what farmers do for the world. The Democrat also insisted that hes the better candidate for Iowas farmers. <br>visit http://politi.co/OWDk28

Bruce Braley on Chuck Grassley: A ‘farmer’ with no law degree - POLITICO.com

| AP Photo Close By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 3/25/14 2:43 PM EDT Updated: 3/25/14 5:11 PM EDT Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat running for Senate, was caught on videotape disparaging fellow Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school comments that later drew an apology from the candidate. The video, posted online Tuesday afternoon by GOP opposition research firm America Rising, shows Braley speaking to what the group described as a group of lawyers at a fundraiser in Texas. + reset If you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice someone whos been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years in a visible and public way on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Braley, a trial lawyer by training who is running to replace Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin. <br>visit http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/bruce-braley-chuck-grassley-farmer-with-no-law-degree-105010.html?hp=l5

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