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Chamber of Commerce backs Cornyn in primary (Update: Will formally endorse Cornyn in Texas on 2/21)
The Hill ^ | 12/10/13 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 02/20/2014 5:17:27 PM PST by jimbo123

The Chamber of Commerce will back Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in his reelection campaign, helping him in his surprise primary against Tea Party-aligned Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas).

‎"Senator Cornyn is a conservative champion for the American free enterprise system. He has a proven record on issues important to the business community and has received a 90 percent lifetime voting record with the U.S. Chamber," Chamber National Political Director Rob Engstrom said in a statement. "The Chamber is proud to stand with him."

The endorsement is the latest example of establishment conservative and business groups stepping up for Republicans facing right-wing challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestycloturevote; chamberofamnesty; chamberofcommerce; cornyn; cornyn4amnesty; cornyn4mexico; mexico; uniparty
U.S. Chamber of Amnesty political director Rob Engstrom to formally endorse Cornyn tomorrow (2/21) in Texas.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 5:17:27 PM PST by jimbo123
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Rob Engstrom
@RobEngstrom 13m
On way to Texas to endorse my friend Senator Cornyn tomorrow morning. Thx to the TX Assoc of Business for hosting. @TeamCornyn

U.S. Chamber National Political Director. Baylor alum. Go Dawgs. Raised in Atlanta, now Alexandria, VA. Tweets are mine.
friendsoftheuschamber.com

https://twitter.com/RobEngstrom


2 posted on 02/20/2014 5:19:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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I dont understand why the Chamber is going public. Unless they want to claim credit if they win. They spent a lot more than $50 million officially on amnesty. Just having the Chamber’s name on it is a negative.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 5:20:07 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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Millionaires for Cornyn.....yep,that’ll sure turn out the struggling Middle Class to vote for the guy cashing in four government checks paid for by the tax payers.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 5:22:20 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Senate votes for Amnesty Bill Cloture (John Cornyn Amnesty Flashback)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119478/posts


5 posted on 02/20/2014 5:22:44 PM PST by jimbo123
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Another problem with Mitch. He needs to kick Cornyn, Hatch, Flake and Graham off the judiciary.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 5:26:58 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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Shocker!


7 posted on 02/20/2014 5:28:28 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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A great country deserves a great immigration system (Cornyn 2013 Op-Ed)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123017/posts

Cornyn, Rove attend Tyler panel on immigration (2007 Flashback)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123063/posts


8 posted on 02/20/2014 5:30:26 PM PST by jimbo123
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The National Chamber and their pro amnesty crap can forget it.

and Cornyn too.

Bye Bye John


9 posted on 02/20/2014 5:34:17 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has basically come out to say that it is more important for them to get short term windfall profits than is the health of our nation.

Not surprising with so many of their members being internationalists, with no particular loyalty to the US.

But this being said, they should be reminded that “payback is a biatch.” When conservatives are in power, their lobbyists might as well sell apples on street corners.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 5:38:52 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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Chamber of Cronies have outed themselves.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:42:49 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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I’m not sure their endorsement will sway any voters. The only way the Corporatist Chamber of Commerce can help Cornyn is to continue to shovel money to him, which I fully expect them to do.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:57 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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Definitely a sign that the Chamber of Amnesty advertising dollars are about the start flowing to Cornyn.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:04:31 PM PST by jimbo123
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Rep. Steve Stockman
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Nation’s #1 advocate of illegal alien amnesty flying into Texas for emergency endorsement of Cornyn tomorrow.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 6:13:53 PM PST by jimbo123
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The Chamber of Commerce is our enemy, plain and simple.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 6:26:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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“Cornyn also brought up a fact that most of those who fight reform probably don’t think about: Mexico is the United States’ third-largest trading partner.”

http://www.news-journal.com/opinion/latham-cornyn-makes-sense-on-immigration/article_d35ba0cd-729b-5eee-a99f-f4fa3fb9a34e.html

“Cornyn also says, probably correctly, that most of the people who come from Mexico don’t even want U.S. citizenship, they just want a job, to provide for their families.”

Are there no jobs in Mexico while it is booming and has 5% unemployment?


16 posted on 02/20/2014 6:30:21 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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Endorsement by the Chamber of Crony Fascists is the kiss of death for Cornhole.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 6:39:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican development (July 13, 2006)

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123348/posts


18 posted on 02/20/2014 6:44:25 PM PST by jimbo123
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I would have never thought I would see in my lifetime, the Chamber of Commerce would turn pro big government. Wonder if this happened to business groups in pre-WWII Spain and Italy? Sure as heck happening before our eyes, America is slipping away.
19 posted on 02/20/2014 7:36:30 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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The bedrock of the GOPe is coming out for Cornyn? Surprise, surprise.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:37:53 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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Who needs commerce? Or if we do, why do we need a chamber for it? And why is it U.S.? Isn’t commerce international?


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:27:16 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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A chamber is nothing more than a room. Whenever I see Engstrom and Cornyn together, I say to get a chamberpot.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:56:09 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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Yeah and Tokyo Rove endorsed him too so what else is new?


23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:39:58 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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