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Labrador aide: Minnick’s chamber endorsement is politically motivated

Labrador aide: Minnick’s chamber endorsement is politically motivated

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
June 30, 2010

Tuesday, the lone Democrat in Idaho's congressional delegation, freshman Rep. Walt Minnick, received an endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which said Minnick voted in the interests of Idahoans and businesses.  Wednesday, the acting spokesperson for the campaign of the Democrat's opponent, Republican Raul Labrador, came out swinging against the endorsement, saying that the chamber endorsed Minnick simply to appear bi-partisan.

China Veldhouse Gum, speaking for the Labrador campaign, released a statement to the press in which she said that politics, not Minnick's actual votes, account for the endorsement.  "It is rather distressing to see more evidence of dysfunction coming from Washington, D.C.,” Gum, who also serves campaign coordinator for Labrador.  “At a crucial time in our nation’s history, with our economic future in grave jeopardy, this organization decides to look out for its own political interests rather than provide the bold leadership demanded by the times.”

Gum added that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has, what she called, a "big government tilt."  That line drew the ire of Minnick spokesman John Foster, who openly mocked Labrador via his Twitter account.

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