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
“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.
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