PEORIA, Ill. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed State Sen. Darin LaHood for Congress.

The announcement was made at the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning.

Sen. LaHood has already begun campaigning for the U.S. House of Representatives in July’s upcoming special election.

Senior Vice President and National Political Director of the U.S. Commerce, Rob Engstrom, and the Vice President of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the announcement.