The fund contributes to "pro-business, pro-jobs" candidates running for state office. In a news release, the fund's chairman Scott Thiss said this about Nelson's endorsement.
"Our endorsement informs the Minnesota business community of your commitment to building upon and improving the state's business and economic environment. We have the confidence that you are the kind of pro-business leader to lead Minnesota's economic recovery."
Nelson is a former state representative from Rochester.
Lynch has worked hard to win the support of Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce members. She has emphasized her efforts to get state bonding dollars for local projects supported by the chamber, such as the Mayo Civic Center expansion. Lynch served on the bonding bill conference committee.
The chamber PAC tends to endorse Republicans. Other area Republican candidates winning the PAC's endorsement are Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem of Rochester, Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing and Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa.