US Chamber of Commerce

US Chamber Bucks Bayh, Backs Young in Indiana Senate Race
Bayh worked for the chamber after leaving the Senate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is airing ads for Rep. Todd Young in his race against former Sen. Evan Bayh. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing Republican Rep. Todd Young in the Indiana Senate race over former Sen. Evan Bayh, who worked for the chamber after leaving the Senate.

The chamber spent on Young's behalf in his GOP primary against Rep. Marlin Stutzman, and now plans to spend at least $1 million in statewide ads beginning Monday, The Indianapolis Star reported

What to Watch for on Final Day of Democratic Convention
Women's and social issues, national security messages before Clinton's acceptance speech

Chelsea Clinton listens as her father,  former President Bill Clinton, speaks at a campaign event in Iowa in January. On Thursday, she'll introduce Hillary Clinton to accept the Democratic nomination for president. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Social issues and national security will be highlighted during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday leading up to Hillary Clinton accepting her party's presidential nomination. And expect lots of "Stronger Together" signs to be distributed on the floor.  

In a nod to the liberal base, conventioneers will hear from Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, and from Chad Griffin, president of the LGBT advocacy group, the Human Rights Campaign. New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, co-chairman of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, will also address the delegates.  

Chamber Backs Toomey With Cheesy Ad
Compares Democrat McGinty to Silly String and a hamster

An influential business group's latest ad in support of Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey compares the Republican to a Philadelphia staple.  

In the spot from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, part of the group's effort to back Republicans like Toomey in tough Senate contests, the senator is compared to putting Cheez Whiz on a cheesesteak, while Democratic challenger Katie McGinty is compared to Silly String as part of a mock focus group .