After interviewing more than 200 candidates running in competitive House and Senate races, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announced 79 candidate endorsements for the November 8th General Election.
In Florida’s primary election cycle, 76 of the 88 Florida Chamber-backed candidates were victorious, either winning outright or moving on to the general election. The Chamber says today’s announcement is part of a stepped-up political strategy of engaging early and aggressively during the 2016 election cycle.
“We believe these candidates will put Florida’s long-term future ahead of short-term fixes and will help ensure our state remains competitive,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Political Operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to support these candidates that we believe will help create jobs and economic opportunity in our state.”
In addition to its significant digital advertising investments, television advertisements and mail-box mailers for candidates, the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Election Guide provides voters information on all races appearing on the November 8th ballot – from top of the ticket to the open U.S. Senate seat, 27 congressional races, all 40 senate and 120 house seats, as well as four proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot. The 2016 Election Guide is part of the Florida Chamber’s larger GOTV efforts.
Here is a complete list of all 79 Chamber endorsements: