The following press release by the Abigail Spanberger campaign is verrry interesting. Note that the usually pro-Republican Chamber of Commerce endorsed 23 freshman House Dems, including both Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02). Of course, if the Chamber of Commerce *really* cared about having a positive economic and business climate in America, they’d always endorse Democrats, because clearly Trump Republicans have been a disaster.
Spanberger Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2020 Reelection Campaign
U.S. Chamber Calls Congresswoman a Champion of Policies that “Advance Economic Growth, Create Jobs, & Promote Fiscal Responsibility”
GLEN ALLEN, VA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region throughout the United States. This week, the U.S. Chamber endorsed Abigail as a “Freshman Friend of Business” and announced their strong support for her campaign.
“In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue to Spanberger. “Your continued leadership in Congress will benefit the nation as we combat the coronavirus, work to restore economic growth, and expand opportunities for all Americans.”
“Central Virginia businesses are the economic engines of our communities. In the coming weeks and months, they will play a key role in building a pathway towards the long-term revival of our communities,” said Spanberger. “In Congress, I’ve been proud to be on the side of our region’s small and medium-sized businesses — whether in advocating for expanded trade opportunities through the USMCA or cutting PPP red tape during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By listening to the needs of our workers and businesses, we can foster an economy that works for all of us and provides new opportunities for the next generation of Virginians. In this moment of economic uncertainty, we need to redouble our efforts to give our businesses the conditions they need to survive and flourish here in Central Virginia.”
Spanberger has consistently been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for her support of Central Virginia businesses and their employees, as well as for her commitment to working with both Democrats and Republicans.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s full endorsement of Abigail Spanberger is printed below:
On behalf of the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, I am pleased to inform you that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed your candidacy for reelection to the United States House of Representatives.
The Chamber endorses pro-business leaders in Congress and vigorously supports policies that advance economic growth, help create jobs, and promote fiscal responsibility. Last year the House passed the USMCA, renewed the charter of the Export-Import Bank, reauthorized Terrorism Risk Insurance, and restored critical resources for highway funding. While just a snapshot of important House activity in 2019, your percentage on the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard was the driving factor in achieving this endorsement for 2020.
In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation. Your continued leadership in Congress will benefit the nation as we combat the coronavirus, work to restore economic growth, and expand opportunities for all Americans.