Citing his record of supporting legislation that promotes economic growth, job creation and less intrusive government, the United States Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Congressman Jon Runyan for re-election in NJ's 3rd CD.
The US Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region. In 2010, 236 of the 276 candidates they endorsed won their elections.
"At no time in our nation's history has it been more critical that Members of Congress provide leadership that protects and advances the interests of the business community," wrote Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue in his endorsement letter to Rep. Runyan. "We believe that your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create more jobs, and get our country back on track. We will encourage the business community to vigorously support your candidacy."
Rep. Runyan, who received the Chamber's prestigious "Spirit of Enterprise" Award in 2011, said that his ability to earn endorsements from both business and labor groups demonstrates that he is the best candidate to bring them together in order to help create jobs and revitalize South Jersey's economy.
"The U.S. Chamber is the nation's most well-known pro-business, pro-jobs organization and I am honored to have their endorsement," said Rep. Runyan. "I have worked hard during my first seventeen months in Congress to reach across traditional party lines to support policies that will foster a better environment for job creation, provide opportunities to working families, and reduce the size and cost of government. I am grateful for the Chamber's support and look forward to working with them to get our country back on the right track."