NFIB’s Federal PAC, the political action committee for the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, announced today a digital and broadcast advertisement campaign in support of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.
“Thom Tillis has been a strong voice for North Carolina’s small businesses, first as speaker of the state House of Representative and, since 2014, as a member of the U.S. Senate,” said NFIB State Director Gregg Thompson.
NFIB President Brad Close said Tillis has helped small businesses recover from the effects of the economic shutdowns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Close also praised Tillis for lower taxes and sensible regulations on small businesses. “Senator Tillis’s work has been crucial in helping local small businesses provide jobs and economic opportunities for their communities,” Close said.
The initial slate of ads is part of NFIB’s 2020 election effort that will include more advertising, direct mail to key districts, voter guides to every NFIB member across the country, and candidate forums in key races. In addition, NFIB is activating its nationwide grassroots network to educate small businesses about which candidates actually support small businesses.
“Small businesses are active and engaged – they understand that election outcomes can dramatically impact their businesses. NFIB will ensure they understand where candidates stand on the issues that are important to small business voters,” Close said.
NFIB’s Federal PAC has met with more than 128 candidates and endorsed 207 congressional candidates in 2020 (NFIB endorsed 274 in 2018) through a transparent process that reflects the views of the organization’s membership governed by protecting incumbents who are proven allies of small business, electing pro-small business candidates in open seats, and challenging anti-small business incumbents. NFIB endorses a candidate solely on their position and record on small business issues, regardless of party affiliation.