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U.S. Chamber Launches New Voter Education Campaign in Five Senate Battleground Races

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s effort last week in four key states, today the Chamber will target four additional Senate battleground races across the country. Five new ads running in Florida, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin will highlight Senate candidates’ positions on issues critical to the nation’s economic recovery like health care, regulation, energy production and taxes. The Chamber’s unprecedented voter education efforts will continue over the next several months. 

“This campaign will inform voters in key Senate battleground states about the records of candidates who support job-killing regulations, tax increases and less domestic energy exploration,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “With so much at stake in this election, the Chamber will continue to execute the largest voter education campaign in our history. We will support candidates who will fight for free enterprise and oppose those who consistently support more government and stand in the way of economic growth and job creation.”

The following candidates’ records are highlighted in the Chamber’s latest ad launch:

• In Florida, Bill Nelson cast a deciding vote for government mandated health care, which will cut Medicare by $500 billion and raise taxes on Florida families. 
• In Montana, the health care law bill would not be law today without Jon Tester’s vote.
• In New Mexico, Martin Heinrich has been a consistent vote against job creating energy legislation, including voting against the Keystone XL Pipeline and energy exploration.
• In Ohio, Sherrod Brown has consistently supported big government policies over the interests of Ohio taxpayers, including more regulations and higher health care taxes. 
• In Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin’s votes have made the economy worse.  She voted for more regulations for small businesses and the government health care tax.