Michigan Chamber of Commerce Announces 2012 Congressional Endorsements

LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of eight pro-jobs pro-taxpayer Congressional candidates who are seeking re-election on November 6, 2012.

The Michigan Chamber is pleased to endorse: Dan Benishek (1st District); Bill Huizenga (2nd District); Justin Amash (3rd District); Dave Camp (4th District); Fred Upton (6th District); Tim Walberg (7th District); Mike Rogers (8th District); and Candice S. Miller (10th District).

"We are excited to announce our support for these eight exceptional candidates," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "These individuals are committed to enacting policies to encourage job creation and business growth in Michigan and will serve Michigan well."

"The Michigan Chamber's support for these eight members of our Congressional Delegation is based on their outstanding voting records with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President, Business Advocacy and General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "With these members of Congress, Michigan has the opportunity in 2012 to have a strong voice in Washington, D.C."

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,800 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.

SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce

For further information: Rich Studley, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, +1-517-371-2100