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McConnell Earns NFIB Endorsement

Date: February 14, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business, Kentucky’s and the nation’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Mitch McConnell for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. NFIB announced its support for at a McConnell campaign event at CSS Distribution Group, an NFIB member business.

“Our members support the candidates who support small business, and Senator McConnell’s record speaks for itself,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and Grassroots. “Over the past 30 years, Mitch McConnell has voted with small business on key issues 95 percent of the time.”

“He understands that burdening small businesses with unnecessary regulations and excessive taxes makes it even harder for them to grow and create jobs, and he's committed to bringing the same commonsense approach to reform in Washington," Goeas said.

Senator McConnell achieved a 100 percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress, co-sponsoring key bills to reform the nation’s regulatory processes so small businesses can be more competitive (S. Amdt. 390); control government spending through a balanced budget amendment (S.J. Res. 10); overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s so-called “streamlined elections” rule which would impact business owners’ rights to seek review of pre-election rulings (S.J. Res. 36); and provide tax relief to small-business owners (S. Amdt. 2573).

“Senator McConnell’s voting record on small-business issues is impeccable,” said Tom Underwood, state director of NFIB/Kentucky. “He clearly understands the challenges facing Kentucky’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Since he was first elected, he has done everything he can to help our members grow and prosper, and I have no doubt he’ll continue standing for small business in the years to come.”

NFIB has over 4,000 members in Kentucky, representing a cross section of the commonwealth’s economy. McConnell’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is 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 McConnell in the May 20 primary and again in November. 

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