Murphy hopes the big endorsement helps her in November
By Kevin Derby
In one of the closest congressional races in Florida, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., for a second term over challenger state Rep. Mike Miller, R-Orlando.
The U.S. Chamber pointed to Murphy’s “bipartisan voting record and numerous legislative accomplishments on behalf of small business owners and entrepreneurs” in its endorsement.
“Congresswoman Murphy understands what it takes to start, grow, and turn around a business in America, which is why she has shown such strong leadership on issues like infrastructure, immigration, and investing in small businesses,” said Ken Johnson, the executive director of congressional and public affairs for the U.S. Chamber. “Stephanie is willing to work across the aisle, and has a proven bipartisan record in Congress of supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners.”
“As someone who fled communism, I am a firm defender of free enterprise in this country because I know the alternative, and it isn’t pretty,” said Murphy. “I’ve consulted well-established companies and counseled small startups, so I understand the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in America. I will keep working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to create more and better-paying jobs in central Florida, to keep the spirit of enterprise alive, and to pass pro-growth policies that strengthen the middle class and lift people out of poverty.”