Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection

Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced its support for Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstTrump: GOP senators who don't embrace him will 'lose their elections' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Iowa) for reelection, adding her to the list of Republican Senate incumbents the powerful lobbying group is backing.

Democrat Theresa Greenfield is running to unseat Ernst, who has served in the Senate since 2015. Ernst was trailing Greenfield by 3 points in a Des Moines Register poll last week.

“As our country faces many challenges and is collectively working to not just reopen our economy, but return to growth and expanded opportunities for all Americans, we need leaders like Senator Joni Ernst. She has a proven track record of leading responsibly and standing up for good policies,” Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue said in a statement.

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He also touted Ernst’s focus on free enterprise in the endorsement.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, considers Ernst’s race a “toss-up.”

The Chamber has endorsed Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerTrump: GOP senators who don't embrace him will 'lose their elections' McConnell warns control of Senate 'could go either way' in November Senate Democrats ask Trump to withdraw controversial public lands nominee MORE (R-Colo.) and Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisTrump: GOP senators who don't embrace him will 'lose their elections' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-N.C.) other senators locked in difficult reelection races.

The business group has also recently endorsed incumbent GOP Sens. John CornynJohn CornynEnough legal games — we need to unleash American energy Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris The Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement MORE (Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseChina's Confucius Institute designated as a foreign mission of Beijing Big Ten conference officially cancels fall football season due to coronavirus Ex-NFL receiver Rep. Anthony Gonzalez: Big Ten skipping football season could be 'catastrophic' for athletes MORE (Neb.), James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeLincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire Trump's contempt for advice and consent Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy  MORE (Okla.) and Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsDavis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS MORE (S.D.).

The group also endorsed former Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia Marie LummisChamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection Conservative group launches ad campaign for Rep. Roger Marshall in Kansas Senate race Chamber of Commerce endorses Cornyn for reelection MORE (R-Wyo.), who is running for retiring Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziDavis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection Republicans battle over COVID-19 package's big price tag MORE’s (R-Wyo.) seat, and former Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, who is running for retiring Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderDavis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE’s (R-Tenn.) seat.