Omaha Chamber of Commerce Supports Stothert
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CREATED Apr. 26, 2013
Jim vs. Jean, round 5! The two met again to debate money, taxes, crime and jobs. Only this time Jean Stothert threw a curve to the crowd during final statements.
"I just found out today that the Omaha Chamber is supporting my candidacy for mayor of Omaha", says Mayoral Candidate Jean Stothert.
The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce confirmed to Action 3 News, they did give the Stothert campaign $5,000. They did not call it an endorsement.
Nebraska Watchdog Joe Jordan did say the comments stuck out to him.
"A couple of things standout, towards the end Jean Stothert announced that she has the backing of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, I think that's gonna surprise a lot of people."
Mayor Suttle's campaign says it didn't surprise them. In the past the chamber opposed some of the mayor's decisions, including the restaurant tax in 2010.
The chamber has not given any money to the Suttle campaign.