Clinton and Trump Make Case to Small Business in Closing Arguments

Date: November 08, 2016 Last Edit: November 10, 2016

In the hours leading up to Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made urgent appeals to voters in key battleground states. 

As the candidates made their cases, their closing arguments touched briefly on issues that matter to small businesses.


Clinton’s Last Call to Action

On Monday, Clinton made a case to voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, according to NBC.  

In New Hampshire, Clinton reminded voters of her stance on key policies, including mandated paid family leave, equal pay for women, and supporting family business. She asked the crowd to hold her accountable if she’s elected, New Hampshire Public Radio reports.

In a USA Today op-ed, Clinton laid out her priorities for her first 100 days in office, which includes creating new jobs. “We’ll cut red tape for small businesses and make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the credit they need to grow and hire— because in America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it,” she said.

Trump’s Contract

Trump focused on campaigning in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, according to The New York Times.

Trump made an appeal to voters by forming an agreement with them in an op-ed that also appeared in USA Today. In this “Contract,” Trump said he will “offer a historic pro-growth plan to create 25 million good-paying jobs,” will “cut taxes on middle-class Americans by 35 percent,” and “eliminate every needless job-killing regulation.”

What Now?

Both candidates have made their cases. The presidency is now in voters’ hands.

Still undecided? Check out NFIB’s side-by-side comparison of the candidates’ stances on key small business issues.

*Note: This news coverage does not equate to an endorsement of any candidate by NFIB.


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