PRESS RELEASE from Associated Builders and Contractors via PRNewswire-USNewswire
March 5, 2008

ABC Endorses John McCain for President

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain
to be the 44th President of the United States. McCain was the unanimous choice of ABC's national board of directors at the association's 2008 National Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    "For the commercial and industrial construction industry and the millions of Americans it employs, the election of John McCain for President is a top priority," said William Fairchild, 2008 ABC national chairman and president of R.W Murray Co., Manassas, Va. "He has a strong record in protecting the rights of merit shop construction employees, working towards an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform and supporting the elimination of the estate tax.

    "John McCain is the candidate that best represents the free enterprise values of Associated Builders and Contractors," said Fairchild. "We are confident that he will continue to be an advocate for free enterprise and we proudly endorse his candidacy for President."

    ABC is a national trade association representing nearly 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 78 chapters across the United States.

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