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Democratic candidates seek gains from Republicans' tarnished business image
Democratic candidates seek gains from Republicans' tarnished business image

Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego had a major disadvantage in seeking the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for November's midterm election: He's a Democrat. The views of the nation's largest business group are closely aligned with the Republican Party's. And the GOP's reputation as the "party of business" has been strengthened in recent years as President Obama and Democrats tightened regulations and bashed Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tea party-led debt limit fight and a partial federal government shutdown, along with conservative opposition this year to business community priorities such as immigration reform and...

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