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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans more spending and activism in the primaries during this year's midterm, its chief executive said Wednesday, as a wave of retirements and poor generic polling confronts the Republican majority.
"There are going to be a lot more activities in the primaries because of retirements," Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue said at a press conference.
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In 2016, the business group spent nearly $30 million on House and Senate races.
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But Donohue said that spending was just one measure of the group's influence. He said the Chamber can also influence races by working with state and local chambers of commerce, and by getting individual companies to help turn out votes.
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