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Elections influenced by Chamber of Commerce’s promotion of business rights, neglects citizens

In a new study recently released by the Center for Justice & Democracy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was exposed for providing substantial financial and strategic assistance to local front groups to influence state elections. This includes funding major media buys to smear local candidates. The report, entitled “The Secret Chamber – The Inner Workings of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Hijacking of an Election,” inspected newly-released papers and deposition testimony uncovered in connection with litigation surrounding the failed 2004 election bid of Deborah Senn for Washington State Attorney General.

Unfortunately, the Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of businesses and often overlooks the rights and needs of individual citizens, particularly with respect to the civil justice system.

To read the study.