Sunday, August 17, 2008

U.S. Chamber Endorses Steve Pearce for Senate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement Congressman Steve Pearce for Senate in New Mexico, praising his record of supporting the state’s businesses and workers.

"In the Senate, Steve Pearce will continue to be a champion for the people of New Mexico and an invaluable leader on important business issues," said Bill Miller, the U.S. Chamber's senior vice president and political director. "If elected, Pearce will continue to look out for businesses of all sizes."

A strong proponent of fiscal responsibility, Congressman Pearce helped spur business growth and job creation in the region by advocating for tax reform and energy exploration.

"On issues ranging from lowering taxes to reducing energy costs, New Mexico’s businesses and workers have no better friend in Washington than Steve Pearce," said Miller.

The U.S. Chamber plans to play a big role in the upcoming national elections, endorsing candidates who have demonstrated support for business priorities and will work to advance a pro-growth agenda in Congress. In 2006, 222 of the 277 Chamber endorsed candidates were elected.

1 comment:

michelle meaders said...

That seems like an awfully high success rate for the group. Keep in mind that Congress has a 98% re-election rate.