A fateful moment was reached when the Columbia Chamber of Commerce decided to recruit and endorse McDavid for mayor. That moment marks the end of the 104 year history of neutrality of the chamber in local political affairs. If you thought the chamber was a community booster, a kind of Welcome Wagon or another League of Women Voters, think again!
LETTER: Chamber of Commerce endorsements ignored membership, public good
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