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Local AK chamber joins departures from US Chamber
Chamber in small Alaska town joins departures from US Chamber over political direction
By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' The chamber of commerce in a picturesque and quirky Alaska town is among the latest local chambers to dump their affiliation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the national organization's right-leaning platforms.

The decision by the Homer Chamber of Commerce is among chambers around the country that have distanced themselves from the U.S. Chamber over its Republican-friendly stance on hot button issues including global warming.

Some critics also object to what they see as multimillion-dollar support for Republican candidates and lobbying for the Republican agenda.

The U.S. Chamber says its positions and endorsements are based on what's best for businesses and job creation, not on party affiliations.

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