It’s been a busy stretch for the U.S. Chamber’s political program as we’ve rolled out nine United States Senate campaign endorsements in the last three weeks.
As shared in our previous update, the pandemic has disrupted the normal cadence of a typical campaign calendar. As a result, the manner in which we are releasing endorsements, and the timing itself, are slightly different than in cycles past.
We’ve been very pleased with the positive news coverage and local earned media garnered for the Chamber-backed candidates we are supporting.
Here are a few notable endorsements. More can be found on our website.
- On June 22, the Chamber endorsed Bill Hagerty in the open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. A former Ambassador to Japan and business leader, Hagerty’s endorsement by the Chamber was covered in the Tennessean for this multi-candidate primary race.
- The Chamber announced the endorsement of U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall (KS-Sen) on June 23. The Kansas City Star reported on the Marshall endorsement, and noted his 90% cumulative score in the latest U.S. Chamber’s “How They Voted” scorecard. Marshall is running in a multi-candidate primary contest in an open seat. Marshall also has been endorsed by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.
- On June 25, the Chamber announced an endorsement for Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) who is running for his first re-election after defeating an incumbent in 2014. The North State Journal covered the endorsement and noted Sen. Tillis’ 89% lifetime score with the U.S. Chamber.
- Yesterday, the Chamber announced its support for Sen. John Cornyn (TX-Sen) in his re-election contest. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Senator Cornyn has a U.S. Chamber lifetime score of 90%.
We look forward to announcing support for more candidates who have a proven record of working on behalf of the business community and across the aisle during this critical time for our economy, job creators, and workers.
–Scott Reed, Senior Political Strategist & Ashlee Rich Stephenson, National Political Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce