The U.S. and Indiana chambers of commerce back U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski in her re-election bid.
Representatives from the bodies joined Walorski, a Republican, at a press conference in South Bend on Monday, Aug. 25, to announce the news. Chamber support, a Walorski press release said, is driven by support for “pro-jobs, pro-economy issues.”
“Jackie Walorski is a proven bipartisan leader who gets results for Indiana and fights for Indiana jobs,” Maggie Sheely, the manager of congressional and public affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said in the release. “She knows that American free enterprise, not more government, will lead the economic recovery.”
Cam Carter, a vice president at the Indiana chamber, noted Walorski’s prior experience as a state representative in Indiana, saying she “understands the need for the federal government to prioritize its responsibilities and live within its means.”
Walorski’s Democratic opponent Joe Bock, meanwhile, was to receive the backing of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., at a campaign event late Monday afternoon. The Kansas City, Mo., lawmaker, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was to campaign for Bock, at an event in South Bend.
Walorski, from the Elkhart area, is seeking her second term. Bock, from South Bend, is a University of Notre Dame professor who used to live in Missouri, where he served in the Missouri House of Representatives.