Tuesday, September 12, 2006

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Rozett/David Felipe

U.S. Chamber Endorses Mac Collins for Election
in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District Race

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has formally endorsed former Congressman Mac Collins for election in the race for Georgia’s 8th congressional district seat.

“Mac Collins knows how important the business community is to the overall health and prosperity of our nation’s economy,” said Bill Miller, Chamber vice president and national political director. “He has earned the Chamber’s endorsement in this competitive race because we believe he is the best choice to support businesses of every size on the issues that matter most to the nation’s employers.”

Collins previously served in the House of Representatives for 12 years, during which time he compiled an 85 percent cumulative voting record with the Chamber on business issues and legislation. He was a strong supporter of several of the business community’s priorities, including class action, bankruptcy reform and healthcare legislation.

The U.S. Chamber has become a major player in national elections, endorsing candidates who have demonstrated support for business priorities and will work to advance a pro-growth agenda in Congress. During the 2004 election cycle, the Chamber devoted significant resources to nine key Senate races and 28 House contests, working with its member affiliates to hold fundraisers, educate voters and organize get-out-the-vote efforts. Chamber-backed were victorious in seven Senate contests and 20 of those House races.

The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

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