UPDATED June 5: U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran will face state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a primary runoff election on June 24.
The National Federation of Independent Business, Mississippi’s and the nation’s leading small-business association, has released a video to focus attention on Sen. Thad Cochran’s strong support of small business.
“Small business is the foundation of our economy, and no one in the Senate has supported small business more than Thad Cochran has,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president of Political and Grassroots. “He understands that burdening small, family businesses with unnecessary regulations and unrestrained taxes makes it even harder for them to grow and create jobs, and that’s why we need to send him back to Washington.”
Download a high-resolution version of the video here.
The video was produced by the NFIB SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which endorsed Cochran on May 12.
“Senator Cochran has a long record of listening to and voting to protect our small businesses,” said Ron Aldridge, state director of NFIB/Mississippi. “He’s been on the side of small-business owners and their employees and families since the day he arrived in Washington, and our members know they can count on his effective support for years to come.”
Senator Cochran achieved a 100-percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress, supporting 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).
He also supported a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required Congress to balance the federal budget every year (S.J. Res. 10) as well as the repeal of the job-killing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (S. Amdt. 9).
NFIB has over 3,000 members in Mississippi representing a cross section of the state’s economy. The NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust is the association’s political action committee. Its endorsement is based on the candidate’s 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 Cochran in the June 3 primary and again in November.