The US Chamber of Commerce may be the country’s leading business lobby, but it could use advice on its policy investments. The lobby’s bet in 2020 that supporting “centrist” House Democrats would protect against anti-business policies was a failure.
The chamber made the unusual decision ahead of 2020 to change its voting list to support 23 new House Democrats for re-election. The theory was that the Democrats would likely control Congress. The endorsements would buy support from Democrats who would resist a progressive left attack on taxes and regulation. Fifteen of the 23 won re-election. (See the list below.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-chambers-house-of-horrors-chamber-of-commerce-democrats-business-nancy-pelosi-suzanne-clark-congress-11638367953 The Chamber of Commerce’s House of Horrors