NORFOLK, NE – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of conservative Republican Mike Flood to serve as the next representative of Nebraska's 1st Congressional District.
"The U.S. Chamber and our members are committed to candidates for public office who support job creators and their employees, families, and communities through policy solutions that will address economic challenges, accelerate our recovery, and promote opportunity for all," said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark. "Mike Flood's commitment to supporting free enterprise and the American business community with pro-growth solutions that address our economic challenges have earned him the political support of the Chamber. The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Mike Flood and looks forward to partnering with him in Congress."
"I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," said Flood. "As a job creator, I'm focused on pursuing the pro-growth, conservative policies that will enable our families, businesses, and communities to thrive and prosper."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins a number of leading national and Nebraska organizations in supporting Flood, including Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Right to Life, and the National Rifle Association of America. Flood has been endorsed by Governor Pete Ricketts, former Governor Dave Heineman, former Nebraska Republican Party Chairmen David Kramer, Mark Quandahl, and Mark Fahleson, Republican colleagues in the Nebraska Legislature, former Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Tom Nesbitt, and a coalition of 1st Congressional District mayors and county sheriffs.
Governor Ricketts has called a special election on June 28th to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District seat. On April 9th, Mike Flood was nominated to be the Republican candidate on the June 28th special election ballot. If nominated in the May 10 primary election, Flood will face a Democrat opponent on the ballot twice: on June 28th to determine the district's representation through the end of the 117th Congress, and on November 8th to determine its representation in the 118th Congress.