DETROIT NEWS: U.S., Michigan chambers back James in Michigan Senate race

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican challenger John James in Michigan's U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters. 

The two chambers are endorsing nearly three months earlier than they did in 2018, when the chambers supported the Farmington Hills businessman over U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing.  

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents over 3 million businesses and organizations, while the Michigan Chamber of Commerce represents over 5,000 employers in the Great Lakes State.

The Senate needs more business-minded individuals and fewer career politicians in public office, James said in a statement welcoming the endorsement. 

"I am the walking result of the American Dream, but for too many people that dream may never become a reality," James said. "We must expand the tax base in this country, not only by creating more jobs, but by creating more job creators."

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