The endorsement battle in the PA18 GOP primary continues: today, incumbent Rep. Tim Murphy picked up the nod from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his race against challenger Evan Feinberg.
From the Murphy campaign:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue stated his endorsement letter, “At no other time in our history has it been more critical that Members of Congress provide leadership that protects and advances of the interests of the business community.” Donohue continued, “We believe that your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create more jobs, and get our country back on track”
. . . Tim Murphy said, “I’m proud to work side-by-side with the Chamber advancing policies on behalf of our nation’s job creators. As a former business owner myself, I am honored to be endorsed by the U.S. Chamber and will continue working to keep pro-business policies that promise greater economic growth and more jobs on the forefront of the legislative agenda in Congress.”
"It sure is strange when Big Business and Big Labor find a candidate they both love. I'm not sure which corporate welfare vote the Chamber liked the most: was it the bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The auto-bailout? Or maybe it was his vote to give billions to Solyndra and other fledgling green-energy companies? I am surprised, though, that the Chamber didn't find his job-killing card check vote objectionable."
Full Murphy statement after the jump: