WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce in his bid for re-election to the House of Representatives.
According to the Chamber, in the 2006 election, 222 of the 277 Chamber-endorsed were elected.
“At no other time in our nation's history has it been more critical that members of Congress provide leadership that protects and advances the interests of the business community,” Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote in the Chamber's endorsement letter to Barrow. “We believe that your election to the U.S. House will help produce sustained economic growth and promote America's competitiveness in world markets.”
“I’m honored to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement,” Barrow said. “I have fought hard for Georgia jobs because I know that a stronger economy starts at the community level.”
Barrow was also given the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award for the first session of the 110th Congress.
He is running against former state senator Regina Thomas for the Democratic nomination in the 12th District.