U.S. Chamber Endorses Kerry Bentivolio's GOP Challenger

Bentivolio is considered one of the cycle's most vulnerable candidates. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed attorney David Trott in his Republican primary challenge to freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan's 11th District.  

Bentivolio is one of the most vulnerable incumbents of the cycle . Many on Capitol Hill refer to him as an "accidental congressman" because he came to Washington, D.C., in the aftermath of ex-Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's 2012 ballot implosion .  

"On behalf of the U.S. Chamber, I am proud to support Dave Trott for Congress," said Rob Engstrom, U.S. Chamber senior vice president and national political director. "Dave has a strong record of creating jobs and promoting the principles of free enterprise and leadership in the private sector."  

"His experience as a job-creator will serve the constituents of the district well and demonstrates his commitment to policies that will produce sustained economic growth and help get our country back on track," Engstrom said in a news release.  

Michigan's 11th District has potential to be competitive in the fall. The most organized Democratic candidate is former State Department Senior Adviser Bobby McKenzie. The race is currently rated Favored Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.