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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:57 AM

For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser [View all]

Source: Washington Post

The day after an election in which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent millions of dollarsbacking losing Republican candidates, executives began the brutal process of assessing what went wrong at the nationís leading business organization.

The Chamber spent nearly $24 million to defeat several high-profile Democratic Senate candidates, including Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, former governor Timothy M. Kaine in Virginia and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. But out of 15 Senate races where the business organization put down money, only two went the Chamberís way.

The results were not much better in the House, where the Chamber poured more than $7 million into 22 races, according to the CRP. The Chamberís candidates picked up only four wins.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/for-chamber-of-commerce-election-was-a-money-loser/2012/11/07/ce32327c-2920-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html

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