The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has added a new initiative for 2012: support of political candidates.
The DSAPAC Committee and DSA Executive Committee recently put its support behind Rep. Fred Upton (R, MI – 6th Congressional District) by placing ads in Upton’s jurisdiction that promoted the candidate as well as direct selling.
Last week, Rep. Upton, who is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, prevailed over Republican challenger Jack Hoogendyk, a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Upton won with 65 percent of the vote and will now face Democratic nominee Mike O’Brien in November.
Upton has a proven track record of supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. His top priorities remains jobs and the economy in Michigan. He’s fighting to put a permanent halt on aggressive regulations that threaten to slow growth, destroy jobs and raise everyday costs for Michigan families. He has taken a pro-growth, pro-market approach that encourages businesses, including direct selling companies, to create jobs and reinvest in their communities.
More than 457,000 Michigan residents—nearly 347,000 of them women—use direct selling as a way to create a better life, bringing in more than $833 million to the Michigan economy.