Small Business Endorses Johnson for Reelection

Date: April 22, 2016

Senator Gets High Marks from National Federation of Independent Business

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Washington, DC (April 22, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading representative of small business owners, is endorsing Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for reelection at campaign events in Mosinee and De Pere, WI. Johnson has a strong record of standing up for small business in the U.S. Senate and should continue representing the people of Wisconsin.

“We’re grateful that Senator Johnson is working in Washington to keep small businesses in Wisconsin healthy and growing,” said NFIB CEO and President Juanita Duggan. “We’re especially proud to say that the Senator’s business is an NFIB member, someone who created jobs and prosperity. We need him to continue sharing his wisdom and unique perspective in the U.S. Senate.”

“As a manufacturer – not a career politician – I appreciate the support of fellow entrepreneurs who have started a business and helped provide jobs for families in their local communities,” said Sen. Johnson. “We need to get Washington out of the way of small business owners, workers, and families who make our private sector economy work from the ground up.”

Johnson qualified for an endorsement from the NFIB by achieving a high rating on votes scored in the current Congress. The Senator has voted with NFIB on all six votes monitored by the NFIB this Congress. The list of scored votes is available here.

“Too often candidates campaign on a platform that includes a promise to fight for small business, only to get to Washington and forget who sent them there,” said Bill G. Smith, NFIB/Wisconsin State Director. “Senator Johnson understands what it takes to start a business, grow a business, and meet a payroll. The stakes have never been higher in Madison or Washington, and NFIB is looking forward to putting the full force of thousands our members behind the reelection of Senator Ron Johnson.”

Johnson’s endorsement today comes from the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee.  Small business owners vote in high percentages and they are influential in their communities. 

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