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07-18-2014, 03:51 PM
U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Brian Ellis over Justin Amash in U.S. House primary
Decision 'speaks to strength of challenger'

Todd ********
Jul. 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan may have a national reputation as a libertarian lawmaker, but he’s making some pretty powerful enemies back at home.

In the past week, both the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan’s political action committees — the latter representing one of the most powerful Republican-leaning groups in the state — have endorsed Amash’s GOP opponent, businessman Brian Ellis.

Today, the Free Press learned first that the state Chamber of Commerce — representing businesses across Michigan — was endorsing Ellis as well, a rare rebuke of a sitting Republican congressman.

“Our decision primarily speaks to the strength of the challenger and our belief that he is a principled conservative who will be a pragmatic problem solver,” said Richard Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber. “We believe Brian will be a more effective member of Congress than the incumbent.”


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07-18-2014, 04:04 PM
I resolve not to vote for anyone who takes money from the US Chamber of Commerce, regardless of the circumstances.

RP Supporter
07-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Have this ready to post the next time liberal friends trot out the attack that libertarians are solely focused on serving big business.

07-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Mark Levin: U.S. Chamber of Crony Capitalism targeting Justin Amash for defeat


07-18-2014, 09:01 PM
Never join that org.