The Associated Builders and Contractors’ Political Action Committee has announced its endorsement of 253 congressional candidates for the 2010 elections. The candidates include 25 running for the U.S. Senate and 228 running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We are proud to support all these candidates for Congress,” said Michelle Seward Davis, 2010 ABC PAC chairwoman and chief financial officer for Joeris General Contractors in San Antonio. “We believe that each one of these pro-business individuals will be strong advocates for free enterprise and open competition.”

The ABC PAC reports that the candidates it has endorsed agreed to oppose project labor agreements and support legislation that would give construction companies access to the same health care options as large corporations and unions. The ABC also reported that the candidates support small business tax relief, among other items.

“We are confident that each of these candidates is committed to cutting government spending, lowering taxes and creating jobs – a focus that our country and economy need. Families, small business owners and their employees being represented by these 253 individuals would benefit from their strong leadership,” said Seward Davis.

The list of candidates endorsed by the ABC PAC can be found by going