U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Dems in Key House Races
The business group that has been pushing for amnesty but that has often backed Republican candidates is throwing its support behind Democrats in several key House races this cycle.
According to reports in Roll Call, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will have endorsed four Democratic candidates in the House races by the end of the week.
Wednesday the Chamber endorsed California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, a vulnerable freshman facing reelection against Republican challenger Carl DeMaio.
“We believe that your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create jobs, and get our country back on track,” Chamber president Thomas Donohue wrote in a recent letter to Peter, quoted by UT San Diego. “We will encourage the business community to vigorously support your candidacy.”
Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow is also slated to receive the Chamber’s official endorsement at an event on Friday, according to Roll Call. Barrow also received the Chamber’s endorsement last cycle.
Other Democratic House members receiving the Chamber’s endorsement this year to date are Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and California Rep. Jim Costa.