The political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business in Virginia launched a series of radio ads today in support of Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams.
The 30-second ad, paid for by the NFIB Virginia PAC, will run in the Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Roanoke markets through Election Day.
“We need leaders like Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams who understand the challenges facing Virginia’s small, independent businesses and will do everything they can to help small businesses grow and create jobs,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB, Virginia’s leading small-business association.
In August, the NFIB Virginia PAC endorsed Gillespie for governor, Vogel for lieutenant governor, and Adams for attorney general.
This month, NFIB hosted a teleforum with Gillespie. During the call, he said small business is “the focus of my economic growth agenda” and reiterated his belief that “small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and also essential to the fabric of our communities.”
In addition to the radio ads, the NFIB Virginia PAC has sent voter guides to NFIB members throughout the commonwealth and will use email and phone messages to remind members to vote for Gillespie, Vogel, and Adams on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 99.5 percent of Virginia businesses and employ 47 percent of the state’s private-sector workforce.
“Small-business owners can’t afford to sit this one out,” Riley said. “We need to make the voice of small business heard at the polls and support the candidates who support small business.”
Here’s a transcript of the NFIB Virginia PAC radio ad:
“Virginia’s small businesses drive our economy and create jobs that support families. We need leaders who will cut taxes and health-care costs so they can keep growing and hiring. Ed Gillespie is committed to doing just that. As governor, he’ll look out for our small businesses. Vote for Ed Gillespie for governor, Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor, and John Adams for attorney general. Paid for and authorized by the National Federation of Independent Business Virginia Political Action Committee, Michael Maloney, treasurer. NFIB.com.”