Published Date Written by Nathan J.R. GrantEditor,
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce attack on Angus King was a stunning display of gross arrogance. Where does the U.S. Chamber get the nerve to tell Maine people how to vote when they have no idea about the challenges faced by Maine businesses?
Angus King's record on business is well known. During his two terms as governor, Angus attracted businesses to Maine and helped them grow. Even the Maine Chamber of Commerce distanced their organization from the U.S. Chamber's attack. It is unbridled arrogance that the U.S. Chamber thinks they know what is good for Maine.
Recently, a group of Maine's business leaders came forward to defend Angus and criticized the Chamber for running a dishonest ad. The Mane Small Business Coalition has a quote on their website stating that, "The U.S. Chamber does not speak for Maine businesses," and, "The Chamber is an interest group for large out-of-state and multinational corporations." A recent Washington Post article cites how the Chamber avoids disclosure — allowing donors to remain nameless and faceless as they pump money into other states to influence local elections.
Maine's economy grew during the 1990's during Governor King's two terms in office. Angus helped improve our schools by making our children the most computer literate in the nation, reformed the mental health and corrections systems, and brought research and development firms like National Semiconductor to Maine.
Angus is one of the most down-to-earth individuals I have met. Maine people understand that Angus was successful as Governor and that he will continue to be successful in helping businesses succeed as our next U.S. Senator.
Nathan J. R. Grant