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July 12, 2006 6:30 AM CDT

MCAA Hosts Fundraiser for McSweeney

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Congressional hopeful, David McSweeney, vows to support tax cuts and the construction industry.
Congressional hopeful, David McSweeney, vows to support tax cuts and the construction industry.

On Tuesday, July 11th MCAA hosted a fundraiser at our headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois for Illinois 8th Congressional District Candidate David McSweeney. The fundraiser, which was co-hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), was a great success.

McSweeney is opposing incumbent Congresswoman Melissa Bean (D) who is facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for her voting record in Congress. With the mid-term elections quickly approaching, the National Republican Party has targeted the McSweeney/Bean race as one of the hottest races in the country. With the prospect of losing the majority in the House, Republicans are putting a great deal of energy and resources into this campaign. Democrats only need to win 15 seats in mid-term elections to take back a majority in the House of Representatives.

The GOP has held fundraisers in the past couple of months with headliners including Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. In addition, just 3 days after the fundraiser hosted by MCAA, on July 15th, Senator John McCain (AZ) attended a fundraiser in honor of Mr. McSweeney.


About the Author

Jessica Johnson Bennett was the Director of Government Affairs for MCAA. She has an extensive background in public affairs and government relations. Her expertise in strategic planning, PAC management and operations help on key policy issues.

 

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