Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Mike Simpson is fighting back, working for a balanced budget, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, fixing the Obamacare mess.
Rob Engstrom, national political director for the Chamber, said the ads mark the start of the organization's voter education effort as it looks to "protect and expand the pro-business majority in the House and gain seats in the Senate."
The Chamber is running an ad this week backing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., highlighting his challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency over regulations on coal production.
Coal is also the subject for the Chamber's commercial backing Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the seven-term lawmaker who is considered a favo
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