U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Dr. Oz for Senate

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz for U.S. Senate at an event at Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry member Stephenson Equipment in Harrisburg.

“Dr. Mehmet Oz is a proven leader and will work tirelessly to address the challenges facing job creators, the workforce, and families in Pennsylvania,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Political Strategist Ashlee Rich Stephenson.

Former CEO and current advisor to the PA Chamber Gene Barr joined the facilities tour and press conference. Barr spoke about the importance of Pennsylvania’s federal officials supporting pro-growth policies and highlighted the leadership role the Keystone State plays in our nation’s political landscape. The PA Chamber does not endorse candidates for federal office.

PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein added, “Congratulations to Dr. Oz for earning the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Pennsylvania will determine control of the U.S. Senate, and we are fortunate to have a candidate with a strong record of private sector success who will fight for Pennsylvania’s job creators and workers. The Pennsylvania Chamber looks forward to working with Dr. Oz and our partners at the federal level to increase competitiveness and growth potential in the Commonwealth and across our nation.”

Media coverage of the endorsement event included a story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.


Founded in 1916, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.