NFIB Endorses Slate of Congressional Candidates for March 4 Primary

Date: February 28, 2014

AUSTIN – Feb. 28, 2014—The National Federation of Independent Business, Texas’ and the nation’s leading small-business association, today announced the endorsement of 23 U.S. House of Representatives candidates.

“We support the candidates who support small business, and this particular set of lawmakers has achieved voting records of 100 percent across the board,” said NFIB/Texas Executive Director Will Newton. NFIB is backing the following U.S. House members in their respective primaries:

TX-01  Louie Gohmert        

TX-02  Ted Poe                     

TX-03 Sam Johnson            

TX-04  Ralph Hall                

TX-05  Jeb Hensarling         

TX-06  Joe Barton                 

TX-07  John Culberson        

TX-08  Kevin Brady             

TX-10  Michael McCaul      

TX-11  Mike Conaway        

TX-12 Kay Granger            

TX-13  Mac Thornberry      

TX-14  Randy Weber           

TX-17 Bill Flores                 

TX-19 Randy Neugebauer

TX-21  Lamar Smith            

TX-22  Pete Olson              

TX-24  Kenny Marchant       

TX-25  Roger Williams       

TX-26  Michael Burgess      

TX-27  Blake Farenthold     

TX-31  John Carter               

TX-32  Pete Sessions           

NFIB has more than 24,000 members in Texas, representing a cross-section of the state's economy. The endorsements come from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) 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 March primary and again in November.

To learn more about NFIB’s endorsements, visit


NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at

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