Washington, DC (July 30, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), representing roughly 13,000 small business owners in Minnesota, today announced its support for incumbent Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District.
“Collin Peterson has been a strong advocate for the small business owners in his district and our members deeply appreciate his integrity,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB Vice President for Political and Grassroots. “Most politicians in Washington claim to be independent leaders, but Collin Peterson is the real deal.”
NFIB is the country’s leading advocate for small business owners representing hundreds of thousands of members across the country. The group endorses incumbents based on their voting records on key issues identified by its members. Peterson, a Democrat, so far in the 113th Session has voted with small business on 85 percent of the issues. Incumbents who support NFIB’s positions seven out of 10 times are eligible for endorsement, under the organization’s criteria.
“There are a lot of Democrats this year claiming to have stood up to the leaders of their party,” said Goeas. “Most of them don’t have the voting record to back up their rhetoric. Small business owners in Minnesota’s 7th District can be confident that Collin Peterson means what he says, and it’s great to know that there are still people like him in Washington.”
Peterson has previously earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award, reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently to defend the interests of small business owners and will receive it once again this year. His endorsement was made by the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Surveys show that small business owners are influential in their communities and NFIB members in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District will work hard this year to send Collin Peterson back to Washington.
For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.