The Chamber Is Working To Keep Republican Senators In Place

According to The Wall Street Journal, business executives represented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce fear that Democrats, bouyed by heavy spending from organized labor, could gain enough muscle in the Senate to spark policies favoring increased unionization, higher taxes, more restrictions on trade and more regulation on the financial-services and housing sectors.
So, the Chamber is spending money on tight Senate races in key states. AK, OR, MN, NC, KY, MS, GA, OK, ME and NH all have incumbent Republican Senators at risk.

Overall, U.S. businesses tend to contribute similar amounts to Democrats and Republicans in their direct giving to candidates and political parties.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.