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RALEIGH, April 21, 2014—The National Federation of Independent Business, North Carolina's and the nation’s leading small-business association, today announced the endorsement of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives running for reelection.
“We support the candidates who support small business, and each of these candidates have earned a 100-percent NFIB voting record, taking the small-business position on key issues affecting our members," said Gregg Thompson, state director of NFIB/North Carolina.
The candidates are:
Renee Ellmers (2nd District)
Walter Jones (3rd District)
Virginia Foxx (5th District)
Richard Hudson (8th District)
Robert Pittenger (9th District)
Patrick McHenry (10th District)
Mark Meadows (11th District)
George Holding (13th District)
"Day in and day out, these candidates have supported Main Street North Carolina by consistently voting for legislation that would help our small businesses grow and create jobs," Thompson said.
NFIB has 8,000 dues-paying members in North Carolina 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 May primary and again in November.