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U.S. Chamber doesn't scare Huelskamp

When U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue joked to Atlanta Rotarians that the chamber would "get rid of" freshmen who refused to vote to raise the debt ceiling, freshman Rep. Tim Huelskamp (in photo), R-Fowler, was not amused. The idea that the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would rather pick a "fight with the 87 freshmen than with Democrats, that's pretty disappointing," Huelskamp told Politico. "But that's what's different about the freshman class. We don't listen to folks inside the Beltway, we listen to constituents across the country."