Congressman Fred Upton has another endorsement under his belt in his bid for another term on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing the St. Joseph Republican's reelection bid over GOP challenger Jack Hoogendyk of Kalamazoo. In a statement, Karen Harbert of the Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy said Upton has the leadership and experience that is needed to quote, "advance energy policies that will creat jobs and growth." The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is also endorsing the 6th District Congressman. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of what it is calling its "largest ovter education effort in its 100 year history, aimed at highlighting candidates' positions on issues critical to the American economic recovery." Just a few months ago, "Inside Michigan Politics" editor Bill Ballenger had told WSJM Upton was vulnerable this election cycle due to his mostly moderate stances, but Hoogendyk's chances seemed to evaporate last week when the conservative Club for Growth PAC decided not to get involved in the race.
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