Small Business Endorses Blum in 1st District Congressional Race

Date: August 15, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed entrepreneur Rod Blum for Congress in the 1st District on August 14th. 

“Rod is a successful small businessman who aligns very closely with our members,” said NFIB Iowa State Director Kristin Failor.  “He’s also very strong on the issues that concern Iowa small business owners.”

Blum, who grew his tech firm from five employees to more than 300 in just a few years, has focused his campaign on bringing fiscal sanity back to the federal budget and reducing regulations that are especially burdensome to small businesses.

He’s running against former Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy, whose lifetime voting record on NFIB’s key issues is a mere 20 percent.

“Pat Murphy has a long, clear record of voting against Iowa small businesses and there’s no reason to believe that his voting pattern would change in Washington,” said NFIB Vice President Lisa Goeas.  “There are already too many members of Congress who claim to support small business, but who don’t back up their rhetoric with their vote.  Rod Blum is the only real choice in this race for Iowa small businesses.”  

Blum’s endorsement comes from the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee.  Small business owners vote in high percentages and they are influential in their communities.  NFIB members in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District will work hard this year to send Rod Blum to Congress.

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