Pete Olson picks up more business cred

Pete Olson received a major endorsement yesterday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees with Rep. Nick Lampson on energy policy and gave the Democratic congressman an award in April for being “an effective ally to the business community.”

Republican challenger Pete Olson is diametrically opposed to the business federation on what to do about the 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

But today the Washington-based coalition of millions of businesses will endorse Olson for election on Nov. 4 to the 22nd District U.S. House seat.

This endorsement should carry a lot of weight with businesses in the metro Houston district who may have been more inclined to support an incumbent in this election cycle.  It will also reassure all conservatives who are pro-immigration enforcement that Pete Olson is getting this endorsement in spite of his hard-line stance on immigration, not because of it.  (The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pro-business, but also pro-amnesty.)

So congratulations to Pete Olson and his campaign for securing this major endorsement while staying true to a conservative position on immigration.

You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.


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