WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction industry trade association of 21,000 members, has endorsed Mick Rich for U.S. Senate.
The endorsement includes a campaign contribution from ABC’s political action committee of $5,000, the maximum allowed under Federal Election Commission rules.
“I’m honored to receive ABC’s endorsement,” Mick Rich said. “I know of no other trade association so committed to hard-working Americans.”
At the same time, ABC’s New Mexico chapter endorsed Rich, and ABC New Mexico PAC contributed the maximum allowable $5,400 to his campaign.
“We’re proud of Mick – he represents Hard Hats all across America,” said ABC New Mexico President, Roxanne Rivera-Wiest. “Mick will bring common sense values to Washington, and help get our state back to work with good-paying jobs.”
Rich has been a a member of the New Mexico chapter of ABC for 30 years, and has served on its board of directors. He helped the chapter establish a construction trade apprentice program in Albuquerque to teach young adults carpentry skills.
In the 2016 election cycle, ABC PAC contributed nearly $1.2 million to federal political candidates, 100 percent of which went to Republicans. In addition to financial support of candidates, the PAC exists to educate its members about the importance of political activism.
Rich said that as Senator, his priorities will be to ensure America’s security and to help businesses flourish so they can create more jobs.