Congressman Don Young picked up a big endorsement today in his run for re-election against….well, no one really yet. But hey, getting an endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is never a bad thing for a Republican in Alaska. Who knows, Young could always get a real challenger to use it against later.
For his part, Young touted the endorsement in a statement and called himself a “A tireless advocate of Alaska’s business community and perennial recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award”.
The Congressman for all Alaskans went on to say:
“I take great pride in working to advance Alaska’s business community,” said Congressman Don Young. “Vital to the health and well-being of our economy, Alaskan small businesses account for more than 50% of our state’s private workforce, create new opportunities for our residents, and develop new innovations for our future. For these reasons, I have consistently pushed back against the growing stranglehold of the federal government and tirelessly fought for policies that allow Alaskans from across all our sectors succeed. I am honored to receive the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and remain committed to working on behalf of Alaska’s diverse business community.”
Here is the full endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: