Contact: Gail Raiman, (703) 812-2073                           
            Gerry Fritz, (703) 812-2062                             

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2012 

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced it is running Internet and newspaper advertising in Ohio and Tennessee in advance of the March 6 “Super Tuesday” caucus and primaries. A 3/4-page newspaper ad supporting former Gov. Mitt Romney for president appeared in the Sunday, March 4, edition of The Columbus Dispatch. ABC’s Board of Directors endorsed Romney for president at its Feb. 23 meeting in Phoenix.

The Internet ads, which compare the free enterprise positions of Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), appear on more than 20 websites in both states.

“As job creators, we want people to know where the candidates stand on our issues, which often involve their tax dollars – especially if they have an interest in the recovery of the nation’s economy and the construction industry,” said 2012 ABC National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md. “It’s critical that the candidate chosen will fight for the principles of open competition and free enterprise for merit shop construction workers across the country.”

ABC’s Political Action Committee (ABC PAC) paid for the newspaper ad, and ABC’s Free Enterprise Alliance funded the web ads.

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