Skip to comments.Chamber of Commerce Ads to Run in Idaho, W.Va. (Chamber of Amnesty Alert...)
Posted on 12/05/2013 6:41:24 AM PST by jimbo123
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
The Chamber's involvement in Idaho marks the second time in recent months that the group has taken sides in the internal Republican fight pitting the GOP establishment against conservative activists. The group backed Bradley Byrne over tea party favorite Dean Young in a special congressional runoff primary in Alabama, pumping at least $200,000 into the race. Byrne won the Nov. 5 contest.
Simpson is facing a challenge from lawyer Bryan Smith, who has the endorsement of the anti-tax Club for Growth. The conservative group has helped topple Republican incumbents in past primaries, including longtime Sen. Richard Lugar, although the GOP later lost the general election in Indiana last year.
The Club for Growth describes Simpson, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, as one of the "biggest Republican-in-name-only" members of Congress.
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Lol! They are going to try and push Amnesty here in West Virginia? Why?!? Our Hispanic population is 0.63% as of the 2010 census, they couldn’t influence the vote if every single one of them voted a certain way, and you certainly aren’t going to convince the other 99% of the state!
It’s weird how the so called “chamber of commerce” never ran any ads against the communist DemocRATS. Very weird.
Great. Kill the coal industry and then open more Mexican restaurants. Sounds like a win/win. RATS are so good at economic development.
And now we know. The Chamber of Commerce has been taken over by the Democrats and the GOPe is now the moderate wing of the Democrat party.
It’s now time to break away.
This is exactly why I encourage business people to consider leaving the Chamber and joining the NFIB.
And five or so years ago they lobbied against Oklahoma's state law that required employers to use a federal database to check immigration status. Part of their argument was employers are not government agents.
It's weird how they forget who helps transfer the wealth from wages to the government and who is the first line offense against infractions of nanny state laws.
Evan Jenkins... 2014’s version of Spike Maynard.
I wonder how much he paid or promised to the WV GOP to get that (R) brand.