The N.C. Chamber of Commerce's political committee is weighing in to help re-elect Rep. William Brisson of Dublin in the Democratic primary.
The Chamber moved to back Brisson, after the N.C. Association of Educators supported his challenger Matt Dixon in the May 8th primary. The trial lawyers have also been running ads against Brisson in his district that includes Bladen, Sampson and Johnston Counties.
“Rep. Brisson has been supportive of key initiatives to position North Carolina to be more competitive in the race for jobs and economic prosperity for all North Carolinians,” said Lew Ebert, the chamber's president and CEO.
Because there is no Republican running, the winner of the Democratic primary will win the seat.
Brisson was one of five conservative Democrats who voted with the Republicans last year to help pass a GOP-crafted budget.