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U.S. Chamber to Endorse Rubio for Senate in Florida

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 8:00pm

‘A Strong Record of Fighting for the State’s Businesses,’ Miller Says

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will announce its endorsement of Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida at a rally at the Plaza Theatre in Orlando tomorrow, highlighting his record of supporting the state’s businesses and workers.

“We will endorse Marco Rubio because he has a record of standing up for the people of Florida during challenging economic times,” said Bill Miller, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and political director, who will attend the event with Rubio. “He is an invaluable leader who has a common sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery.”

Rubio is pushing to spur business growth and job creation in the state by advocating for competitive tax rates for businesses, supporting a comprehensive energy plan that creates jobs, and protecting workers’ rights to a secret ballot election in union organizing drives. A strong proponent of sensible health care reform, Rubio understands that individuals and businesses deserve more choice in their health care options, and supports opening health care markets across state lines.

“On issues ranging from competition in the health care industry, to lowering taxes, to reducing energy costs, Florida’s businesses and workers will have a tireless advocate in Marco Rubio,” Miller said.

The U.S. Chamber plans to play a major role nationwide in the 2010 elections, endorsing candidates who have demonstrated consistent support for America’s job creators and will work to advance a pro-growth agenda in Congress. In 2008, 213 of the 265 Chamber-endorsed candidates (81%) were elected.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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