The Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania voted to endorse Evan Feinberg in the Republican primary versus incumbent Congressman Tim Murphy.
This comes on the heels of Feinberg’s speculated high-profile endorsement by the FreedomWorks political action committee.
These endorsements are an important development for Feinberg, who will need to generate national conservative interest if he hopes to present a serious challenge to Murphy. Murphy has $1,040,000 cash on hand to Feinberg’s $40,000.
Feinberg commented on the endorsement in a release in which he said, “I’m proud to have the support of some of the finest job creators in Western PA. We agree the best way to create jobs is for the government to get out of the way and let hard working Americans produce. Unfortunately, politicians all too often trust the heavy hand of government rather than the ingenuity of the American people. I stand with ABC and free enterprise.”
Congressman Murphy’s campaign released the following statement: “Tim Murphy has a proven record fighting for Southwestern Pennsylvanian jobs which is why his constituents send him back to Washington by double digit margins.”
The press release from the association highlights Rep. Tim Murphy’s “enthusiastic support of ‘card check’ legislation. Supporters of the incumbent congressman insist, however, that despite the Congressman’s vote on the House floor in favor of the legislation, he has changed his position on the legislation, otherwise known as the Employee Free Choice Act. Rep. Tim Murphy no longer supports the measure and has worked to make sure that the federal government does not institute regulations that would create a back-door ‘card check’ law.