U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congressman Rick Crawford for Re-Election



Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Justin Brasell / jbrasell@gmail.com


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congressman Rick Crawford for Re-Election


 Group seeks to keep a pro-business majority in the U.S. House


Jonesboro, Arkansas – First District Congressman Rick Crawford announced today that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed his re-election bid. Crawford’s support for the repeal of President Obama’s healthcare law, votes in favor of free trade agreements and efforts to produce a long-term surface transportation bill earned him the U.S. Chamber endorsement.

“The House of Representatives must continue to be a check on Barack Obama and his failed policies that are making Arkansas’s economy worse.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at the forefront of fighting job killing regulations and I am honored to have earned their endorsement. As we move forward I will continue working with the Chamber to repeal the Obama takeover of healthcare, break down barriers to trade and advocate for improving our nation’s crumbling infrastructure,” said Crawford.

In a letter to Crawford, Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated, “On behalf of the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region, I am pleased to inform you that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has endorsed your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Donohue continued in the letter, “It is the Chamber’s goal to help elect a pro-business majority in Congress and work diligently in support of the interests of businesses large and small to advance legislation that encourages economic growth, job creation and a less intrusive federal government.  Your record of support on pro-business issues earned this endorsement.”

Crawford Background: Rick Crawford and his wife Stacy are both graduates of Arkansas State University.  They live inJonesboro with their two children. Crawford serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.