The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican Alex Mooney on Tuesday in his competitive bid to replace GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia's 2nd District.
The endorsement could potentially lead to support on the airwaves from the organization, which has already spent more than $14 million on races this cycle, according to numbers compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
“Senator Alex Mooney has a demonstrated record leading on policies that promote job growth and a flourishing economy,” U.S. Chamber National Political Director Rob Engstrom said in a statement. “In today's economy, it is critical that we have pro-growth leaders like Alex Mooney in Congress." Mooney is a former Maryland state senator and state GOP chairman, who moved to West Virginia in 2013 . His Democratic rival is former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey. They're hoping to replace Capito, who is running for Senate.
The race is rated Leans Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.