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U.S. Chamber endorses Blunt for Senate

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kit Bond.

The Chamber, the largest business association in the country, gave Blunt a "strong endorsement" based on his political track record with business issues, according to a news release from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

"With Missouri -- and the entire nation -- struggling to rebound from tough economic times, we need a strong Senator who understands that a thriving business community is the starting point to the state's overall success," Missouri Chamber President and CEO Daniel P. Mehan said in the news release.

The release cited Blunt's work in cutting taxes, fighting lawsuit abuse and "helping reduce stifling federal red tape on small business" as the reasons the U.S. Chamber gave Blunt one of its highest ratings.

Blunt toured sites in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield on Tuesday promoting the endorsement.

Blunt faces Democratic Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Libertarian Jonathan Dine and Constitution Party candidate Jerry Beck in the November general election.

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I'm shocked.

-- Posted by clkv on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 2:56 PM

That's a good reason to vote for Carnahan. The Chamber of commerce is against working folks. They want a perosn to work for pauper's wages while doing business with their unfriendly worker members. Their definition of minimum wage is "I would pay you less if I could".

-- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 3:11 PM

Congressman Roy Blunt's record as a "Washington establishment figure" and his central role in the $700 billion Wall Street bailout could mean he is a buzz kill for his party in November.

Missouri State Senator Chuck Purgason, a fellow Republican, has also been taking aim at Congressman Blunt. "All they did was transfer the risk from the bankers to the taxpayers," Purgason said Wednesday. "I don't know how you defend that as a conservative Republican."

-- Posted by grandma73 on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 5:38 PM

U.S. Chamber endorses a Wall Street savior for Senate. There's a shocker.

-- Posted by achguk on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 6:49 PM

The U.S. chamber always endorses a right winger

-- Posted by Stuck in Mayberry on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 9:51 PM

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