In Nevada, KRNV-TV reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada Chamber endorsed Dean Heller and his pro-jobs campaign. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce proudly partnered with the Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada to announce their endorsement today of Dean Heller’s re-election for U.S. Senate. Margaret Spellings, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Forum for Policy Innovation and former U.S. Secretary of Education, made the announcement at a small business in Sparks, Nevada. … “Above all, Northern Nevada needs jobs and Senator Dean Heller has consistently fought to remove regulatory barriers that will allow local businesses to grow and create jobs,” said the Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada’s Director of Government Relations Tray Abney. “On behalf of the Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada, we’re proud to stand with the U.S. Chamber and highlight Senator Heller’s record fighting for our state’s small businesses and long term prosperity.”
- Meanwhile, Carson City News also reports on this important endorsement for Heller. U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., showed up at a Sparks floral shop today to receive the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his reelection bid against Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. The national endorsement was made by former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, who said the choice was clear for the organization. “This is a time, as you all know, of great contrast in politics,” said Spellings, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Forum for Policy Innovation. “These are not close calls; these are not tough calls, these endorsements. People who support business do so proudly and we are proud and honored to support them. While a lot of people talk a good game, it’s pretty easy to decide who is pro-business around here.”
- Finally, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that next Monday, embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will skip the bipartisan Tahoe Summit. U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, locked in a tight U.S. Senate race with Sen. Dean Heller, said Thursday she will not attend next Monday’s Tahoe Summit … Besides Heller, major office holders from both Nevada and California will attend, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, California Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Cal. The Tahoe Summit has been held every year since 1997. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., helped organize the inaugural event that featured President Bill Clinton and brought international attention to the environmental challenges facing the lake that straddles the Nevada-California line.