NFIB Endorses Thad Cochran for U.S. Senate

Date: May 12, 2014

Related Content: News State Mississippi

The National
Federation of Independent Business, Mississippi’s and the nation’s leading
small-business association, today endorsed Thad Cochran for a seventh term in
the U.S. Senate.

“Our members
support the candidates who support small business, and Senator Cochran’s record
speaks for itself,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and
Grassroots. “He understands that burdening small businesses with
unnecessary regulations and excessive taxes makes it even harder for them to
grow and create jobs.”

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). 

“Senator Cochran has a long-standing strong record of
listening to, supporting and voting to protect our small businesses,” said Ron
Aldridge, state director of NFIB/Mississippi.  “He clearly understands the
challenges facing our entrepreneurs, small-business owners and their
families. Since he was first elected, he has worked effectively to help
them and our state, and our members know they can continue to count on his
support.”

NFIB has
over 3,000 members in Mississippi representing a cross section of the state’s
economy. Cochran’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free
Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and 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.

PHOTO: Martin Falbisoner/Wikipedia

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