May 03, 2016 - 8:45pm

Todd Young Primary Win Sets the Stage: Candidates Matter


Senior Political Strategist

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All eyes are on Indiana today, and while that is in large part due to the presidential horse race, our eyes are on it because of a key GOP Senate primary race in the 2016 cycle.

Rep. Todd Young emerged the victor tonight over Rep. Marlin Stutzman, earning the GOP’s nomination to run to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. We believe he is the right man for the job. 

Real leadership means delivering results. It means fighting to protect our country, tackling wasteful spending, and advancing common-sense solutions that put jobs and growth first. That is what Todd Young would provide in the U.S. Senate every day. And it’s why we worked with our local partner, the Indiana State Chamber, to stand with Young, who has a 91% cumulative voting record with us on business issues. This means he understands that it is a strong free enterprise system that will create jobs and bolster the economy.

For all these reasons, and many others, we are proud to support Todd Young. In March we joined him at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis and at small businesses in Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, and South Bend to announce our endorsement. We also supplemented that with two rounds of positive TV, cable, and digital ads (view here and here).  

Todd Young is going to be a strong candidate in the fall versus Baron Hill, and the U.S. Chamber plans to stand with him through Election Day.

This race is only part of the Chamber’s 2016 political campaign. This cycle we kicked off our campaign earlier than ever before with the goal of setting the terms of debate on economic growth issues. We believe that if we’re going to get things done in Washington, we need leaders working to overcome political gridlock and deliver policies that will cut spending and create growth across the country.

We’re committed to getting this type of leader in Washington, and Todd Young’s win tonight is just the start.

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Senior Political Strategist

Scott W. Reed is the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for overseeing the Chamber’s federal voter education program.