When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced it endorsed incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, his rival, Carl DeMaio, easily could have shrugged it off. Candidates across the country are trying to tie their opponents to D.C.
Here was one of Washington’s biggest interest groups embracing DeMaio’s opponent.
So he did. He attacked the Chamber’s credibility. His team pushed the story that Qualcomm somehow nefariously influenced the group, as though it was a shock that member businesses impact who the Chamber chooses to endorse.