US Chamber of Commerce endorses @MarcoRubio

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Highlighting his record of supporting the state’s businesses and workers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will announce its endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate at a rally at the Plaza Theatre in Orlando tomorrow.

“We will endorse Marco Rubio because he has a record of standing up for the people of Florida during challenging economic times,” said Bill Miller, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and political director who will attend the event with Rubio.  “He is an invaluable leader who has a common sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery.”

“On issues ranging from competition in the health care industry, to lowering taxes, to reducing energy costs, Florida’s businesses and workers will have a tireless advocate in Marco Rubio,” Miller said.

In total, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Associated Builders & Contractors, the Associated Industries of Florida and the Club for Growth have all endorsed Rubio as the only candidate who will be a check-and-balance against the anti-jobs policies coming out of Washington and offer a clear alternative.

“I’m honored to have the support of the U.S. Chamber. At a time when the policies coming out of Washington are creating too much uncertainty for businesses to grow and create jobs, ours is the only campaign offering to go to Washington and act as a check and balance on this agenda and offer an alternative.

“Politicians don’t create jobs. Jobs are created by everyday people who start a new business or expand an existing one. Government’s job is to make critical decisions on tax, regulatory and other economic issues that encourage entrepreneurs to invest in their ideas. I will continue to be a voice for preserving the free enterprise system and for job creators small and large who deserve a jobs-friendly climate.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.