NFIB’s PACs support candidates who stand up for small business.
Endorsements are based exclusively on a candidate’s positions and record on small business issues, regardless of party affiliation.
All congressional and gubernatorial endorsements are governed by NFIB’s Fed PAC Committee, which is comprised of NFIB members who serve on the NFIB national board of directors. The PAC Committee meets regularly to review candidate-support recommendations.
NFIB also operates distinct PACs in states to help elect pro-small business candidates at the state level. To learn more about NFIB’s PAC in your state or endorsed candidates in your state, please visit NFIB in My State.
NFIB conducts a transparent endorsement process that is governed by three priorities:
- Protecting incumbents who are proven allies of small business
- Electing pro-small business candidates in open seats
- Challenging anti-small business incumbents
NFIB staff conducts thorough research on candidates, campaigns, and the political environment to determine where NFIB can use its resources in the most effective and efficient way.
In deciding to support an incumbent or back a challenger, the PAC Committee reviews each candidate’s small business voting record as well as their legislative relationship with NFIB.
NFIB staff interviews candidates and require them to fill out a questionnaire. For open seats, NFIB surveys all members in the state or district to ask if NFIB should be involved in the race and which candidate members recommend supporting to be the Voice of Small Business.