business group spends $ 69,000 to support rounds | Politics



A week after an opponent showed up to challenge him in the 2020 primary election, Sen. Mike Rounds, RS.D., began receiving $ 69,000 in professional group-funded support ads.

The American Chemistry Council said Monday it will run pro-Rounds ads on radio and television for two weeks.

“Sen. Rounds is a tax leader, helping to ease the burden on middle class families and small businesses in South Dakota,” said ACC President and CEO, Cal Dooley, in a press release, “His work in Washington has contributed to record unemployment and has enabled businesses to innovate and grow.”

According to the independent, non-partisan website, which compiles and analyzes campaign finance data, pro-Rounds ads are part of the American Chemistry Council’s $ 150,000 total ad spend this month to support five senators running for re-election in 2020. The other senators are Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; Chris Coons, D-Delaware; Bill Cassidy, R-Louisana; and Steve Daines, R-Montana. reported that the American Chemistry Council represents nearly 200 companies, including DuPont, Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil. The board had revenues of $ 121 million in 2017, but the board is a type of nonprofit that is not required to disclose its donors and does not do so voluntarily, reported.

The American Chemistry Council announced its pro-Rounds announcements exactly one week after State Representative Scyller Borglum, R-Rapid City, announced plans to challenge the Rounds in the June 2020 Republican primary election.

Rounds won Senate elections in 2014 after serving two terms as governor, following a career in the insurance and real estate industries. Borglum is an engineer who entered politics last year with her election to the District 32 State House of Representatives.



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