Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Chamber gearing up to take out GOP incumbents

Via Mike

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, Rob Engstrom, senior vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce speaks in Topeka, Kansas. The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission _ the tight Georgia Senate race. Engstrom said Friday that the organization will stay on the sidelines in the contest between businessman David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia as well as the competitive Louisiana race pitting three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers.

The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill.

The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a major shift for the business community, which has largely shied away from targeting sitting lawmakers.

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  1. The Chamber can't get the people to pay for their broken windows the way the Government can. Wonder if people will start making them pay?