NFIB ENDORSEMENTS

(This page has been updated to include post election results.)

Election Day 2016 is right around the corner, and small business owners have an important business decision to make – determining which candidates will create the best business environment. That’s why NFIB is proud to endorse the following small business advocates.

NFIB’s PAC, the Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, believes these leaders are willing to stand up for America’s small business owners, thereby protecting the families, employees, and communities that depend on them.

See below the list of candidates that have been approved for endorsement by our PAC.

Those names with an * indicate their business is an NFIB member.

 

Click on the links below for state information (As of November 21, 2016)

 

ALABAMA

Senate / Richard Shelby / Incumbent / Win

AL-01 / Bradley Byrne / Incumbent / Win

AL-02 / Martha Roby / Incumbent / Win

AL-03 / Mike Rogers* / Incumbent / Win

AL-04 / Robert Aderholt / Incumbent / Win

AL-05 / Mo Brooks / Incumbent / Win

AL-06 / Gary Palmer / Incumbent / Win

 

ALASKA

Senate / Lisa Murkowski / Incumbent / Win

AK-AL / Don Young / Incumbent / Win

 

ARIZONA

Senate / John McCain / Incumbent / Win

AZ-02 / Martha McSally / Incumbent / Win

AZ-04 / Paul Gosar* / Incumbent / Win

AZ-05 / Andy Biggs / Open

AZ-06 / David Schweikert* / Incumbent / Win

AZ-08 / Trent Franks / Incumbent / Win

 

ARKANSAS

Senate / John Boozman / Incumbent / Win

AR-01 / Rick Crawford / Incumbent / Win

AR-02 / French Hill / Incumbent / Win

AR-03 / Steve Womack / Incumbent / Win

AR-04 / Bruce Westerman / Incumbent / Win

 

CALIFORNIA

CA-01 / Doug LaMalfa* / Incumbent / Win

CA-03 / Pokey Cleek* / Challenger / Loss

CA-04 / Tom McClintock / Incumbent / Win

CA-07 / Scott Jones / Challenger / Loss

CA-08 / Paul Cook / Incumbent / Win

CA-10 / Jeff Denham* / Incumbent / Win

CA-16 / Jim Costa / Incumbent / Win

CA-21 / David Valadao / Incumbent / Win

CA-22 / Devin Nunes / Incumbent / Win

CA-23 / Kevin McCarthy / Incumbent / Win

CA-24 / Justin Fareed / Open / Loss

CA-25 / Steve Knight / Incumbent / Win

CA-27 / Jack Orswell* / Challenger/ Loss

CA-31 / Paul Chabot* / Challenger / Loss

CA-36 / Jeff Stone / Challenger / Loss

CA-39 / Ed Royce / Incumbent / Win

CA-42 / Ken Calvert / Incumbent / Win

CA-45 / Mimi Walters / Incumbent / Win

CA-48 / Dana Rohrabacher / Incumbent / Win

CA-49 / Darrell Issa / Incumbent /

CA-50 / Duncan Hunter / Incumbent / Win

CA-52 / Denise Gitsham* / Challenger / Loss

 

 

COLORADO

CO / Scott Tipton / Incumbent / Win

CO-04 / Ken Buck / Incumbent / Win

CO-05 / Doug Lamborn / Incumbent / Win

CO-06 / Mike Coffman / Incumbent / Win

 

FLORIDA

Senate / Marco Rubio / Incumbent / Win

FL-01 / Matt Gaetz / Open / Win

FL-02 / Neal Dunn / Open / Win

FL-03 / Ted Yoho / Incumbent / Win

FL-04 / John Rutherford / Open / Win

FL-06 / Ron Desantis / Incumbent / Win

FL-07 / John Mica / Incumbent / Loss

FL-08 / Bill Posey / Incumbent / Win

FL-11 / Dan Webster / Incumbent / Win

FL-12 / Gus Bilirakis / Incumbent / Win

FL-13 / David Jolly / Incumbent / Loss

FL-15 / Dennis Ross / Incumbent / Win

FL-16 / Vern Buchanan / Incumbent / Win

FL-17 / Tom Rooney / Incumbent / Win

FL-18 / Brian Mast / Open / Win

FL-19 / Francis Rooney / Open / Win

FL-25 / Mario Diaz-Balart / Incumbent / Win

FL-26 / Carlos Curbelo / Incumbent / Win

FL-27 / Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Incumbent / Win

 

GEORGIA

Senate / Johnny Isakson / Incumbent / Win

GA-01 / Buddy Carter* / Incumbent / Win

GA-02 / Sanford Bishop / Incumbent / Win

GA-03 / Drew Ferguson* / Open / Win

GA-06 / Tom Price / Incumbent / Win

GA-07 / Rob Woodall / Incumbent / Win

GA-08 / Austin Scott / Incumbent / Win

GA-09 / Doug Collins / Incumbent / Win

GA-10 / Jody Hice / Incumbent / Win

GA-11 / Barry Loudermilk / Incumbent / Win

GA-12 / Rick Allen* / Incumbent / Win

GA-14 / Tom Graves / Incumbent / Win

 

IDAHO

Senate / Mike Crapo / Incumbent / Win

ID-01 / Raul Labrador / Incumbent / Win

ID-02 / Mike Simpson / Incumbent / Win

 

ILLINOIS

Senate / Mark Kirk / Incumbent / Loss

IL-06 / Peter Roskam / Incumbent / Win

IL-08 / Pete DiCianni* / Open/ Loss

IL-10 / Bob Dold / Incumbent / Loss

IL-11 / Tonia Khouri* / Challenger / Loss

IL-12 / Mike Bost / Incumbent / Win

IL-13 / Rodney Davis / Incumbent / Win

IL-14 / Randy Hultgren / Incumbent / Win

IL-15 / John Shimkus / Incumbent / Win

IL-16 / Adam Kinzinger / Incumbent / Win

IL-18 / Darin LaHood / Incumbent / Win

 

IOWA

Senate / Chuck Grassley / Incumbent / Win

IA-01 / Rod Blum* / Incumbent / Win

IA-03 / David Young / Incumbent / Win

IA-04 / Steve King / Incumbent / Win

 

INDIANA

Gov / Eric Holcomb* / Open / Win

Senate / Todd Young / Open / Win

IN-02 / Jackie Walorski / Incumbent / Win

IN-03 / Jim Banks / Incumbent / Win

IN-04 / Todd Rokita / Incumbent / Win

IN-05 / Susan Brooks / Incumbent / Win

IN-06 / Luke Messer / Incumbent / Win

IN-08 / Larry Buchson / Incumbent / Win

IN-09 / Trey Hollingsworth* / Open / Win

 

KANSAS

Senate / Jerry Moran / Incumbent / Win

KS-01 / Roger Marshall / Open / Win

KS-02 / Lynn Jenkins / Incumbent / Win

KS-03 / Kevin Yoder / Incumbent / Win

KS-04 / Mike Pompeo / Incumbent / Win

 

KENTUCKY

Senate / Rand Paul / Incumbent / Win

KY-01 / James Comer / Open / Win

KY-02 / Brett Guthrie / Incumbent / Win

KY-04 / Thomas Massie / Incumbent / Win

KY-05 / Hal Rogers / Incumbent / Win

KY-06 / Andy Barr / Incumbent / Win

 

LOUISIANA

LA-01 / Steve Scalise / Incumbent / Win

LA-05 / Ralph Abraham / Incumbent / Win

LA-06 / Garret Graves / Incumbent / Win

 

MAINE

ME-02 / Bruce Poliquin / Incumbent / Win

 

MARYLAND

Senate / Kathy Szeliga / Open / Loss

MD-01 / Andy Harris / Incumbent

MD-03 / Mark Plaster* / Challenger / Loss

MD-06 / Amie Hoeber* / Challenger / Loss

 

MICHIGAN

MI-01 / Jack Bergman / Open / Win

MI-02 / Bill Huizenga* / Incumbent / Win

MI-03 / Justin Amash / Incumbent / Win

MI-04 / John Moolenaar / Incumbent / Win

MI-06 / Fred Upton / Incumbent / Win

MI-07 / Tim Walberg / Incumbent / Win

MI-08 / Mike Bishop / Incumbent / Win

MI-10 / Paul Mitchell / Open / Win

MI-11 / Dave Trott* / Incumbent / Win

 

MINNESOTA

MN-02 / Jason Lewis / Open / Win

MN-03 / Erik Paulsen / Incumbent / Win

MN-06 / Tom Emmer / Incumbent / Win

MN-07 / Collin Peterson / Incumbent / Win

MN-08 / Stewart Mills / Challenger / Loss

 

MISSISSIPPI

MS-01 / Trent Kelly / Incumbent / Win

MS-03 / Gregg Harper / Incumbent / Win

MS-04 / Steven Palazzo / Incumbent / Win

 

MISSOURI

Senate / Roy Blunt / Incumbent / Win

MO-02 / Ann Wagner / Incumbent / Win

MO-03 / Blaine Luetkemeyer / Incumbent / Win

MO-04 / Vicky Hartzler* / Incumbent / Win

MO-06 / Sam Graves / Incumbent / Win

MO-07 / Billy Long / Incumbent / Win

MO-08 / Jason Smith / Incumbent / Win

 

MONTANA

GOV / Greg Gianforte* / Challenger / Loss

MT-AL / Ryan Zinke / Incumbent / Win

 

NEBRASKA

NE-01 / Jeff Fortenberry / Incumbent / Win

NE-02 / Brad Ashford / Incumbent / Loss

NE-03 / Adrian Smith / Incumbent / Win

 

NEVADA

Senate / Joe Heck / Open / Loss

NV-02 / Mark Amodei / Incumbent / Win

NV-03 / Danny Tarkanian* / Open / Loss

NV-04 / Cresent Hardy / Incumbent / Loss

 

NEW HAMPSIRE

Gov / Chris Sununu / Open / Win

Senate / Kelly Ayotte / Incumbent / Loss

NH-01 / Frank Guinta / Incumbent / Loss

 

NEW JERSEY

NJ-02 / Frank LoBiondo / Incumbent / Win

NJ-03 / Tom MacAuthur / Incumbent / Win

NJ-04 / Chris Smith / Incumbent / Win

NJ-05 / Scott Garrett / Incumbent / Loss

NJ-07 / Leonard Lance / Incumbent / Win

NJ-11 / Rodney Frelinghuysen / Incumbent / Win

 

NEW MEXICO

NM-02 / Steve Pearce / Incumbent

 

NEW YORK

NY-01 / Lee Zeldin / Incumbent / Win

NY-02 / Pete King / Incumbent / Win

NY-11 / Dan Donovan / Incumbent / Win

NY-18 / Phil Oliva / Challenger / Loss

NY-19 / John Faso / Open / Win

NY-21 / Elise Stefanik / Incumbent / Win

NY-22 / Claudia Tenney* / Open / Win

NY-23 / Tom Reed / Incumbent / Win

NY-24 / John Katko / Incumbent / Win

NY-27 / Chris Collins* / Incumbent / Win

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Gov / Pat McCrory / Incumbent /

Senate / Richard Burr / Incumbent / Win

NC-02 / George Holding / Incumbent / Win

NC-05 / Virginia Foxx / Incumbent / Win

NC-06/ Mark Walker / Incumbent / Win

NC-07 / David Rouzer / Incumbent / Win

NC-08 / Richard Hudson / Incumbent / Win

NC-09 / Robert Pittenger / Incumbent / Win

NC-10 / Patrick McHenry / Incumbent / Win

NC-11 / Mark Meadows / Incumbent / Win

NC-13 / Ted Budd / Open / Win

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Gov / Doug Burgum / Open / Win

Senate / John Hoeven* / Incumbent / Win

ND-AL / Kevin Cramer* / Incumbent / Win

 

OHIO

Senate / Rob Portman / Incumbent / Win

OH-01 / Steve Chabot / Incumbent / Win

OH-02 / Brad Wenstrup / Incumbent / Win

OH-04 / Jim Jordan / Incumbent / Win

OH-05 / Bob Latta* / Incumbent / Win

OH-06 / Bill Johnson / Incumbent / Win

OH-07 / Bob Gibbs* / Incumbent / Win

OH-08 / Warren Davidson / Incumbent / Win

OH-10 / Mike Turner / Incumbent / Win

OH-12 / Pat Tiberi / Incumbent / Win

OH-14 / David Joyce / Incumbent / Win

OH-15 / Steve Stivers / Incumbent / Win

OH-16 / Jim Renacci / Incumbent / Win

 

OKLAHOMA

Senate / James Lankford / Incumbent / Win

OK-01 / Jim Bridenstine* / Incumbent / Win

OK-02 / Markwayne Mullin* / Incumbent / Win

OK-03 / Frank Lucas / Incumbent / Win

OK-04 / Tom Cole / Incumbent / Win

OK-05 / Steve Russell / Incumbent / Win

 

OREGON

GOV / Bud Pierce* / Challenger / Loss

OR-02 / Greg Walden / Incumbent / Win

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Senate / Pat Toomey / Incumbent / Win

PA-03 / Mike Kelly / Incumbent / Win

PA-04 / Scott Perry / Incumbent / Win

PA-05 / Glenn Thompson / Incumbent / Win

PA-06 / Ryan Costello / Incumbent / Win

PA-07 / Pat Meehan / Incumbent / Win

PA-08 / Brian Fitzpatrick / Open / Win

PA-09 / Bill Shuster / Incumbent / Win

PA-10 / Tom Marino / Incumbent / Win

PA-11 / Lou Barletta / Incumbent / Win

PA-12 / Keith Rothfus / Incumbent / Win

PA-15 / Charlie Dent / Incumbent / Win

PA-16 / Lloyd Smucker / Open / Win

PA-18 / Tim Murphy / Incumbent / Win

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Senate / Tim Scott / Incumbent / Win

SC-01 / Mark Sanford / Incumbent / Win

SC-02 / Joe Wilson / Incumbent / Win

SC-03 / Jeff Duncan / Incumbent / Win

SC-04 / Trey Gowdy / Incumbent / Win

SC-05 / Mick Mulvaney / Incumbent / Win

SC-07 / Tom Rice / Incumbent / Win

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Senate / John Thune / Incumbent / Win

SD-AL / Kristi Noem / Incumbent / Win

 

TENNESSEE

TN-01 / Phil Roe* / Incumbent / Win

TN-02 / John Duncan / Incumbent / Win

TN-03 / Chuck Fleischmann / Incumbent / Win

TN-04 / Scott DesJarlais / Incumbent / Win

TN-06 / Diane Black* / Incumbent / Win

TN-07 / Marsha Blackburn / Incumbent / Win

TN-08 / David Kustoff / Open / Win

 

TEXAS

TX-01 / Louis Gohmert / Incumbent / Win

TX-02 / Ted Poe / Incumbent / Win

TX-03 / Sam Johnson / Incumbent / Win

TX-04 / John Ratcliffe / Incumbent / Win

TX-05 / Jeb Hensarling / Incumbent / Win

TX-06 / Joe Barton / Incumbent / Win

TX-07 / John Culberson / Incumbent / Win

TX-08 / Kevin Brady / Incumbent / Win

TX-10 / Michael McCaul / Incumbent / Win

TX-11 / Mike Conaway / Incumbent / Win

TX-12 / Kay Granger / Incumbent / Win

TX-13 / Mac Thornberry / Incumbent / Win

TX-14 / Randy Weber* / Incumbent / Win

TX-17 / Bill Flores / Incumbent / Win

TX-19 / Jody Arrington / Open / Win

TX-21 / Lamar Smith / Incumbent / Win

TX-22 / Pete Olson / Incumbent / Win

TX-23 / Will Hurd / Incumbent / Win

TX-24 / Kenny Marchant / Incumbent / Win

TX-25 / Roger Williams / Incumbent / Win

TX-26 / Michael Burgess / Incumbent / Win

TX-27 / Blake Farenthold / Incumbent / Win

TX-28 / Henry Ceullar / Incumbent / Win

TX-31 / John Carter / Incumbent / Win

TX-32 / Pete Sessions / Incumbent / Win

TX-36 / Brian Babin* / Incumbent / Win

 

UTAH

Gov / Gary Herbert / Incumbent / Win

Senate / Mike Lee / Incumbent / Win

UT-01 / Rob Bishop / Incumbent / Win

UT-02 / Chris Stewart / Incumbent / Win

UT-03 / Jason Chaffetz / Incumbent / Win

UT-04 / Mia Love / Incumbent / Win

 

VIRGINIA

VA-01 / Rob Wittman / Incumbent / Win

VA-02 / Scott Taylor / Open / Win

VA-05 / Tom Garrett* / Open / Win

VA-06 / Bob Goodlatte / Incumbent / Win

VA-07 / Dave Brat / Incumbent / Win

VA-09 / Morgan Griffith / Incumbent / Win

VA-10 / Barbara Comstock / Incumbent / Win

 

VERMONT

VT Gov / Phil Scott / Open / Win

 

WASHINGTON

WA-GOV / Bill Bryant / Challenger/ Loss

WA-03 / Jaime Herrera Beulter / Incumbent / Win

WA-04 / Dan Newhouse / Incumbent / Win

WA-05 / Cathy McMorris Rodgers / Incumbent / Win

WA-08 / Dave Reichert / Incumbent / Win

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Gov / Bill Cole* / Open / Loss

WV-01 / David McKinley / Incumbent / Win

WV-02 / Alex Mooney* / Incumbent / Win

WV-03 / Evan Jenkins / Incumbent / Win

 

WISCONSIN

Senate / Ron Johnson* / Incumbent / Win

WI-01 / Paul Ryan / Incumbent / Win

WI-05 / Jim Sensenbrenner / Incumbent / Win

WI-06 / Glenn Grothman / Incumbent / Win

WI-07 / Sean Duffy / Incumbent / Win

WI-08 / Mike Gallagher / Open / Win

 

WYOMING

WY-AL / Liz Cheney / Open / Win

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