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U. S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Darin LaHood

Business group cites LaHood’s commitment to economic growth, job creation, and less intrusive federal government.

Peoria, IL – The United States Chamber of Commerce (US Chamber) announced Tuesday and Wednesday that it has endorsed Congressman Darin LaHood for reelection to represent the people of the Illinois 18th District. In two stops, one in Quincy on October 12, 2016, at GameMasters sporting goods and the other on October 13, 2016, at The Spotted Cow creamery in Peoria, members of the business community joined to show their support.

“Congressman LaHood has always fought for small businesses, like the Spotted Cow, and we truly appreciate his efforts in Washington DC,” said Frank Abdnour, the owner of The Spotted Cow.
“Darin LaHood has proven to be a champion of the business community in the 18th District and understands the negative effects of government regulations for both employers and employees,” said Maggie Sheely, senior manager of the Great Lakes Region of the US Chamber. “We look forward to working with him in the next Congress to continue to support good policy and stop government overreach.”
The Chamber’s goal is to help elect a pro-business majority in Congress. They work in support of the interests of businesses to advance legislation that encourages economic growth, job creation, and a less intrusive federal government. Congressman Darin LaHood’s record of support on pro-business issues earned this endorsement.

During his time in Congress, Rep. LaHood has worked to support economic recovery and growth in the Illinois 18th district. “With the unstable economy it is critical that legislators support the business community,” said LaHood. “Returning the United States to its full growth potential has to be a top priority. A strong economy leads to solving so many of our other problems, and I am proud to have the support of the US Chamber for my efforts on behalf of the business community.”
The US Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.