Largest U.S. Grassroots Business Network Endorses Additional Candidates for 2014 Elections

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BIPAC Identifies 6 ‘Pro-Prosperity’ Candidates from 4 States

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These candidates represent the consensus opinion of the business community, as those best able to make America, and our economy, work again.

Today, BIPAC— the Business-Industry Political Action Committee—announces endorsements for six candidates in key races for the 2014 House and Senate elections.

BIPAC, founded in 1963 as a bipartisan business coalition, has the longest-running business PAC in the country. It also represents an extensive network of business leaders and state partners in 48 states.
BIPAC’s Action Fund helps elect candidates to Congress with a demonstrated record of supporting economic growth and job creation.

The endorsement means that there was broad consensus amongst BIPAC members—state, and local employers and business organizations across the U.S.—that the selected will be the strongest advocates for growing America’s economy, creating jobs, and increasing prosperity. BIPAC offers endorsements of candidates only when such broad consensus exists amongst local, state, and national business organizations and employers.

The latest candidates receiving BIPAC endorsement are:

Terri Lynn Land (Michigan)

Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Brian Ellis (MI-3)
Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Doug Ose (CA-7)
David Valadao (CA-21)

“A stable, predictable economic environment is critical for the private sector to create jobs and grow our economy. There must be a functional government that passes budgets, doesn’t threaten to default on its debts and doesn’t shut down over pointless ideological flights of fancy. At the same time, we also need a government that isn’t choked by regulation and taxes. The last few years have offered no stability and dramatically increasing regulatory burdens. The result is horribly weak economic performance, reduced workforce participation, and a sad lack of confidence in the direction of our country and economy. These candidates represent the consensus opinion of the business community, as those best able to make America, and our economy, work again. We will do everything we can to help get them elected,” said BIPAC President and CEO Greg Casey.

BIPAC works with its members and state partners to engage employees in the political process. BIPAC provides tools, technology, and infrastructure for employers to communicate directly with employees to ensure that they are registered to vote, informed about candidates and issues, and that they fully participate in the political process.

As a result of the endorsement, BIPAC’s Action Fund will make a contribution to each candidate’s campaign as well as solicit contributions from its membership on behalf of the endorsed candidates. Additionally, BIPAC will provide local employers the tools to directly engage employees in the endorsed candidates’ states or districts to work towards a stronger, more prosperous economic climate for those employees.

Candidates already receiving BIPAC’s endorsement for 2014 are:

Thad Cochran (Mississippi)
John Cornyn (Texas)
Thom Tillis (North Carolina)

Bradley Byrne (AL-1)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Carl DeMaeo (CA-52)
David Jolly (FL-13)
Kevin Raye (ME-2)
Mike Simpson (ID-2)

Paid for by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee Action Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
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The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) was founded in 1963 as “an independent, bipartisan group,” to serve as a political action arm for American business and industry. BIPAC provides its members with the tools and strategies they need to keep their employees abreast of the key policy decisions impacting their livelihood, and opportunities to get involved in the public policy process. BIPAC helps state business organizations impact political outcomes beyond the beltway, through the nation’s largest employee-focused grassroots network in the states. BIPAC provides meaningful political analysis to keep members informed, crafts forward thinking election strategies, and deploys cutting-edge PAC and grassroots tools and technology to power the business community’s engines of advocacy. Learn more at:


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