Small Business Endorses Denny McNamara in Senate Special Election

Date: January 23, 2018

District 54 candidate is a proven friend of Minnesota’s Main Street firms

Contact: Mike Hickey, Minnesota State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2018—The political action committee of Minnesota’s most influential small-business group, the National Federation of Independent Business, today enthusiastically endorsed former state Rep. Danny McNamara in the Senate District 54 special election.

“Representative McNamara is a proven supporter for small business and a long-time successful small-business owner himself,” said Mike Hickey, NFIB’s Minnesota state director. “In the 14 years he served in the Minnesota House, he had a 95 percent lifetime NFIB voting record and earned a Guardian of Small Business award every term.

“Over his career, Representative McNamara has voted many times for significant tax cuts and reforms to help small business and significantly improve our less than desirable state tax climate. He also voted for significant unemployment insurance tax relief that reduced taxes for most businesses by 27 percent to 29 percent, and he successfully supported some badly needed budget discipline that gave Minnesota the third smallest budget increase in the last 50 years. McNamara also supported the landmark eminent domain reform that provided significant protections to small businesses and other property owners from heavy-handed, government-condemnation takings.

“During his time in the Minnesota House, Denny McNamara has clearly proven his support for small business and in our judgment is by far the best candidate for small business in the Senate District 54 special election.”

Note: this endorsement comes from NFIB’s political action committee, NFIB Minnesota PAC, and is based on positions or votes concerning key small-business issues including taxes, health care, labor and regulatory issues.


Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the National Federation of Independent Business is the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges in remaining open.

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