Madison (August 4, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which represents roughly 10,000 small business owners in Wisconsin, today endorsed Congressman Reid Ribble for reelection in the 8th Congressional District.
“Reid Ribble spent most of his life working in and eventually running his family’s business. He views the issues from the same perspective that our members see the issues,” said NFIB Wisconsin State Director Bill G. Smith. “He’s got small business experience, which is badly lacking in Washington and we’re very proud to support his reelection.”
Ribble has a perfect score so far on the NFIB Voting Record for the 113th Congress. He also earned a perfect 100 percent score in the previous Congress.
“His experience as a small business owner has very clearly influenced the way he approaches these issues,” said NFIB Vice President Lisa Goeas. “Wisconsin small business owners couldn’t have asked for a better representative in Washington and our members in the 8th Congressional District will be working hard this year to send him back to Congress.”
NFIB endorses incumbents based on their voting record on the key issues determined by member ballots sent out nationwide every session of Congress. Only incumbents that vote with NFIB members seven out of 10 times are eligible to be endorsed. In this Congress, Ribble has voted for the NFIB position on every key issue. He did so in the last session as well.
“He’s one of the most consistent supporters of small business in Washington and it’s important for Wisconsin small business owners to have that kind of representation,” said Smith.
Ribble’s endorsement comes from the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.