ABC funding political ad campaign
The Associated Builders and Contractors are weighing into this year’s elections, announcing it will spend more than a million dollars on ads supporting candidates and issues five states.
The advertisements, which are scheduled to run in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire and Florida, are funded by the ABC-backed Free Enterprise Alliance.
“Associated Builders and Contractors was founded on a commitment to free enterprise, and too much hangs in the balance for us to sit on the sidelines during this critical election cycle,” said 2016 ABC national Chairman David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service in Lincoln, Nebraska, of the express advocacy ads. “Many of the obstacles to growth the construction industry faces — including a cumbersome and ever-expanding regulatory regime and the highest effective tax rate of any industry — emanate from Washington, D.C. ABC is working to elect candidates who will fight for the system of free enterprise that we know leads to a growing economy, more construction projects and more jobs.”