The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), America’s leading small business association, endorsed Republican Ed Martin for Congress in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. Martin accepted the endorsement at Kenrick Design/Construction Services a south St Louis city small business. NFIB issued this press release:
Small Business Endorses Ed Martin for Congress
Key voting bloc knows Martin is supporter of free enterprise system
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 27, 2010 — Today the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s leading small business association, announced its full support and endorsement of Ed Martin for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 3rd District.
“Ed Martin is the clear pro-small business candidate in this race. He has a long track record of supporting fiscal responsibility and encouraging tax relief for our nation’s job creators,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB’s vice president for political operations. “Our small business membership knows that Ed Martin will support policies that will help small businesses do what they do best: create jobs and grow the economy.”
There are more than 120,000 small employers in Missouri. Nationally, small businesses create more than half of the nation’s non-farm gross domestic product and have created more than 60 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. over the past 15 years.
Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage Missouri’s members to help turn out the small business vote on Martin’s behalf on Election Day.
Today’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust, the association’s political action committee, and is based on candidates’ positions on key small business issues including healthcare, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.