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Chamber of Commerce launches ad supporting Mills

WASHINGTON — Mills is one of 10 Republican congressional candidates supported by the group’s $3 million ad buy.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce included 8th District Republican candidate Stewart Mills in one of the group’s first big advertising buys of general election season.

The Chamber is up with a $3 million ad buy supporting ten Republican congressional incumbents and candidates around the country, per the New York Times. The buy, according to the Times, “comes as the chamber plans to pivot from supporting primary candidates to focusing on general election candidates the group believes will help grow a pro-business majority in the Republican-controlled House.”

All of the ads are tailored for the specific candidate they support, and Mills’ focuses on his business career and what he’s said he would do to create jobs if he defeats Rep. Rick Nolan this fall.

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The 8th District race was one of the most expensive and closely-watched House contests in the country last cycle. Early indications are we could be in for round two this year: conservative groups like the American Action Network and Americans for Prosperity have already hit the airwaves in the district.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.