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Missouri Chamber Election Center designed to mobilize employers and working Missourians’ vote

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The Missouri Chamber PAC, the political action affiliate of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched a new source for voter information: the Missouri Chamber Election Center (election.mochamber.com). The Missouri Chamber Election Center provides key background information on all candidates and how their views align with the goal of advancing Missouri’s economy.

Users of the free website can view information about candidates in all the state races as well as the races for Missouri’s U.S. Congressional seats. The site provides voting records and candidate positions on issues such as tort reform, workers’ compensation reform, tax policy, economic development and other business issues that impact Missouri employers and their ability to create and retain jobs for working Missourians.

“Nearly every Missouri voter is an employee, an employer, or a retiree. That means we all have a stake in educating voters to understand what it takes to keep Missouri competitive in the global marketplace,” said Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “That’s why we have put together this website – not to tell voters how to vote, but to give voters the information they need to make their own informed decisions at the polls.”

Visitors to the site can also view incumbent candidate vote ratings.

“There is no better way to understand a candidate’s position on issues than to see how his or her votes were cast.  Ultimately, it comes down to that — how will candidates vote on the issues that matter to Missouri’s economy?” said Mehan.

To gauge where non-incumbent candidates stand, the Missouri Chamber PAC sent out candidate surveys to all candidates covering business issues. Answers to these survey questions can also be found on the site.

If you have questions about the Missouri Chamber Election Center, contact Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber vice president of communications, at 573-634-3511.

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