U.S. Chamber of Commerce Backs Democrat Jim Marshall In New Ad
by Andre Walker, Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 10:06:50 AM EDT
Sunday morning, the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) entered the tight congressional race between Democrat Jim Marshall and Republican Austin Scott.
In a 30-second commercial aired on Fox 5 Atlanta (WAGA-TV), the USCOC thanked Jim Marshall for voting against the Obama-backed health care bill.
The Los Angeles Times reported October 8th that the Republican-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce "quietly moved across the aisle this week and bought ads touting nearly a dozen Democratic House members." [Gold, Matea and Geiger, Kim (2010-10-8). Republican-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce buys ads supporting Democrats. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-10-10.]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad-buys has the liberal group MoveOn.org incensed.
The Huffington Post said Friday that MoveOn urged its members to call Jim Marshall and other Democrats benefiting from Chamber of Commerce commercials [Stein, Sam (2010-10-8). MoveOn Turns Guns On Democrats Who Have Chamber's Backing. The Huffington Post. Retrieved on 2010-10-10.]
The MoveOn.org email to their supporters in Georgia's 8th congressional district requests Marshall "condemn these ads and ask that they be taken down immediately."
CQ Politics rates the race between Marshall and Scott as a "toss-up."