The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind businessman Dave Trott (R) in his race against Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.).
The endorsement is the latest sign that Trott has the GOP establishment's backing in the race. Bentivolio won his seat in 2012 only after Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) failed to qualify for the ballot by defeating a write-in GOP candidate in the primary, and has done little to shore up his standing since winning his seat.
Trott has been outraising Bentivolio by a wide margin, and had $700,000 in the bank at the end of 2013 compared to Bentivolio's $130,000. Neither has released his first quarter fundraising numbers.
Democrats are hopeful they can compete for the Republican-leaning seat this fall.