Our political action committee, the NFIB SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, hasn't endorsed anyone in the July 22 congressional primary runoff, but it's important for NFIB members to educate themselves about where the candidates stand on small-business issues.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Jack Kingston (jackkingston.org), who has earned a 98% NFIB voting record as the representative from Georgia's 1st Congressional District, will square off against David Perdue (perduesenate.com), former president and CEO of Reebok and former chairman and CEO of Dollar General.
Click here to watch Kingston's opening remarks. Click here to watch Perdue's opening remarks.
The entire forum is available here.
The winner of the Republican runoff will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.
Meanwhile, both parties are having runoffs to see who will replace Kingston as representative from Georgia's 1st District.
On the Republican side, Buddy Carter (buddycarterforcongress.com), an NFIB member and state senator with a 100% NFIB voting record, faces surgeon and retired Army Ranger Bob Johnson (bobjohnsonforcongress.com).
The winner of that race will face the winner of the runoff between the Democratic candidates, Amy Tavio (amy4congress.com) and Brian Reese (brianreese4congress.com).
In the 10th District, Mike Collins (overhauldc.com), owner of Mac Industries, an NFIB member business, faces Jody Hice (jodyhiceforcongress.com), a Baptist pastor and host of his own radio show, in the Republican runoff. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Ken Dious of Athens in the November General Election.
In state races, the NFIB/Georgia SAFE Trust has endorsed state Rep. John Deffenbaugh, who's in a runoff in the 1st District House race.
The SAFE Trust also has endorsed state Sen. Jack Murphy, who's in a runoff in the 27th District Senate race.
Both Deffenbaugh and Murphy have earned 100% NFIB voting records.
To find your polling place, click here and visit the Georgia secretary of state's website.
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