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The 2016 presidential race is heating up, as parties start to narrow their candidate fields in preparation for the primary and general elections next year. Most construction industry associations and groups have not yet officially endorsed a presidential candidate, with the exception of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States, Canada and Australia, which both endorsed Hillary Clinton.
The industry traditionally leans Republican. During the 2012 presidential election cycle, the construction industry overall contributed $124,742,981 to candidates, parties and outside groups — with 72% to Republicans and 28% to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
In an effort to determine the best candidate for the industry, a group including the Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, Business-Industry Political Action Committee, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business and National Retail Federation invited candidates from both parties to address business concerns in a series of conference calls with members. So far, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have participated, and Ted Cruz will speak in December.
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