The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Ceres mayor Anthony Cannella in his bid for California's 12th Senate District. The chamber's government review committee interviewed Cannella and Democrat Anna Caballero before making the recommendation to the full board of directors.
The chamber said in a press release that Cannella's platform is "consistent" with the organization's goals to promote business and job creation in Merced.
Cannella and Caballero are running to replace Jeff Denham as the state senator representing Merced. Denham, who is running for Congress, can't run for re-election because of term limits.