Remember when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it would spend $50 million to ensure establishment Republicans beat conservatives this fall? Well, it turns out the allegedly pro-business interest group is doing America one even worse: it will endorse Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana Senate race.
This move is far more sinister than run-of-the-mill waffling on the part of the Chamber. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable red-state Democrats, and due to the unique circumstances of Louisiana’s election process, her re-election could ensure that the Left maintains control of the upper chamber:
Louisiana holds its primary election on the same day other states conduct their general election. The top two voter getters in Louisiana then proceed to a run-off election in December. It is not improbable that control of the Senate could hang on the outcome of the December run-off in Louisiana. Having endorsed Landrieu, the Chamber would find itself fighting to keep Democrats in control of the Senate.
Two of the Chamber’s current top legislative priorities are preserving the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes foreign sales of certain manufactured goods and comprehensive immigration reform. Both of the issues have put the Chamber on the opposite side of many conservatives.
So there you have it: the Chamber isn’t interested in supporting Republicans — it’s interested in supporting big government politicians who will uphold the priorities of corporate America over those of the American people.
Come November, Landrieu should be one of the easiest Democrats to oust from the Senate. She does not stand for the interests of the average American. She supports the crony capitalism of the Export-Import Bank, amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, and is a strong proponent of Obamacare. We cannot allow her to win and spoil the chances of a Republican Senate. If you live in Louisiana, please do everything you can to defeat Landrieu — and by extension, Harry Reid — and return Congress to the hands of true conservatives!