Topeka, KS — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region, announced that the Board of Directors has endorsed Kansas Senator Pat Roberts for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Thomas Donohue, the U.S. Chamber’s President and CEO, announced the endorsement in a letter to Senator Roberts stating, “In today’s economy, it is critical that Members of Congress provide strong support of free enterprise and leadership for policies that will return the United States to its full growth potential. We believe that your re-election to the United States Senate will help produce sustained economic growth, help create jobs, and get our country back on track.”

Thanking the Chamber Board for their endorsement Senator Roberts said, “Fighting for jobs, fighting for businesses, and fighting for free market principles have been some of my highest priorities in public service. It means a great deal to have the endorsement of such a highly respected institution that represents so many incredible job creators. I look forward to working closely with the Chamber and the members in Kansas to ensure victory in 2014.”

Donohue said the Chamber is committed to working with Team Roberts on its ground game in Kansas, assuring Senator Roberts that the Chamber will “encourage the business community to vigorously support your candidacy and will be in direct contact with our members and voters in your district promoting you as our candidate of choice.”

Recent polling for the campaign had Roberts with a 78 percent approval rating. His approval is even higher at 86 percent with tea party supporters and very conservative voters.

Senator Roberts has strong grassroots support, including endorsements from every corner of the state. He is endorsed for re-election by 31 state senators, 79 state representatives, the entire congressional delegation and all statewide GOP officials on the ballot this year. Additionally, he has support from the Kansas State Rifle Association, the Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Black Republican Council, Senator Bob Dole, Speaker Newt Gingrich, leading conservative and Washington Times Opinion Editor David Keene and many others.