Senator Gets High Marks from National Federation of Independent Business
Washington, DC (May 9, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small business owners, today endorsed Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) for re-election at a campaign event in Columbus, OH.
“We’re grateful that Senator Portman is working in Washington to keep small businesses in Ohio healthy and growing,” said NFIB CEO and President Juanita Duggan. “He knows the struggles that small business owners go through having watched his own family’s business thrive. We need him back in the Senate.”
Portman said the election this year is critical for small business and that the Ohio race is pivotal.
“Small business is the backbone of our economy. As a small business owner myself, I’m honored to receive the NFIB’s endorsement,” said Portman. “This Senate race offers the voters of Ohio a clear choice: a brighter future with my pro-growth policies for better wages and more jobs or a return to my opponent’s failed policies of higher taxes, burdensome regulations, and bigger government. I will continue to do what I have done for years and that’s fiercely advocate for Ohio’s small businesses.”
Portman qualified for an endorsement from the NFIB by achieving a high rating on votes scored in the current Congress. The Senator has voted with NFIB on all six votes monitored by the NFIB this Congress. The list of scored votes is available here.
“Senator Rob Portman has been a true friend to Ohio small business owners. He is always willing to listen to their thoughts and concerns and cares about helping our economy,” said Roger Geiger, Vice President/Executive Director of NFIB/Ohio.
Portman’s endorsement today comes from the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Small business owners vote in high percentages and they are influential in their communities.