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Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee Announces Endorsement of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in Primary Election

DETROIT, June 28, 2012 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced its endorsement of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in the August primary in Michigan.

“Debbie Stabenow has been part of one of the nation’s most well-respected congressional delegations for years and Michigan is better for it,” said Terence A. Thomas Sr., Chairman of the Detroit Regional Chamber PAC. “She has been pivotal in efforts to leverage our state’s assets to create jobs, attract talent and investment. The Chamber has been proud to partner with her on events and initiatives that move Michigan forward.”

In the Republican primary for the Senate seat, the Chamber’s PAC Board of Directors was, after much discussion, unable to select a consensus candidate between Clark Durant and Pete Hoekstra, two capable and qualified candidates for this important national post. The PAC Board of Directors plans to make endorsements in the general election following the primary election.

The Chamber PAC Board of Directors regularly meets to identify and support pro-business candidates and policies that support the Chamber’s public policy priorities. After careful consideration, the Chamber PAC Board of Directors made endorsements based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey, input from PAC members and personal interviews with leading candidates interested in the Chamber’s endorsement.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

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