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Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, 10:27 a.m.

Meridian Chamber endorses Minnick

A day after the Meridian Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum for 1st District congressional candidates, the Meridian Chamber PAC has announced it has decided to endorse incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick in the race. "It was a real treat for the Meridian Chamber to host this forum," said Cameron Arial, the chamber PAC's chairman. "We express thanks to the candidates for their sacrifice and dedication to Meridian and the 1st Congressional District of Idaho."

The chamber PAC said it endorsed Minnick "based on both his voting record in Congress over the last two years, and his expressed positions that were favorable to putting America back to work while fighting the huge federal deficit." It also cited his business experience. Click below to read the full announcement.

* * * PRESS RELEASE * * *
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:    October 20, 2010
To:    Area News Media
From:    Meridian Chamber PAC
Re:    Meridian Chamber PAC Endorses Walt Minnick

    The Meridian Chamber PAC has endorsed incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick for the U.S. House of Representatives in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.
    Mr. Minnick was endorsed by the political action committee after a candidate forum on October 19th, based on both his voting record in Congress over the last two years, and his expressed positions that were favorable to putting America back to work while fighting the huge federal deficit.  The PAC members felt that Mr. Minnick’s business experience as both a CEO of a large company and as a small business owner, along with his common sense voting in Congress, give him a perspective that helps him work for Idaho’s businesses and economy in Congress.
Cameron Arial, PAC Chair stated: "It was a real treat for the Meridian Chamber to host this forum. We express thanks to the candidates for their sacrifice and dedication to Meridian and the 1st Congressional District of Idaho."
The mission of the Meridian Chamber PAC is to support candidates who promote a healthy economy, favorable business climate and high quality of life, consistent with established Chamber policy.  The Meridian Chamber PAC is a separate entity from the Meridian Chamber of Commerce and is overseen by an independent Governing Council.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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