The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s and the nation’s leading small-business association, today announced the endorsement of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives running for reelection.
“We support the candidates who support small business. Each congressman has shown our members they understand their challenges and will do everything they can to create an even playing field and make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee, noting all six leaders have 100-percent voting records so far this congressional session.
The candidates are:
- Phil Roe (1st District)
- John Duncan (2nd District)
- Chuck Fleischmann (3rd District)
- Diane Black (6th District)
- Marsha Blackburn (7th District)
- Stephen Fincher (8th District)
NFIB has 8,000 dues-paying members in Tennessee, representing a cross-section of the state's economy. The endorsements come from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and are based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.
Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote for the candidates in the Aug. 7 primary and again in November.