NFIB Endorses Thad Cochran for U.S. Senate

The National Federation of Independent Business, Mississippi’s and the nation’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Thad Cochran for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.

“Our members support the candidates who support small business, and Senator Cochran’s record speaks for itself,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and Grassroots. “He understands that burdening small businesses with unnecessary regulations and excessive taxes makes it even harder for them to grow and create jobs.”

Senator Cochran achieved a 100-percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress, supporting key bills to reform the nation’s regulatory processes so small businesses can be more competitive (S. Amdt. 390); control government spending through a balanced budget amendment (S.J. Res. 10); overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s so-called “streamlined elections” rule which would impact business owners’ rights to seek review of pre-election rulings (S.J. Res. 36); and provide tax relief to small-business owners (S. Amdt. 2573).

He also supported a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required Congress to balance the federal budget every year (S.J. Res. 10) as well as the repeal of the job-killing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (S. Amdt. 9).

“Senator Cochran has a long-standing strong record of listening to, supporting and voting to protect our small businesses,” said Ron Aldridge, state director of NFIB/Mississippi. “He clearly understands the challenges facing our entrepreneurs, small-business owners and their families. Since he was first elected, he has worked effectively to help them and our state, and our members know they can continue to count on his support.”

NFIB has over 3,000 members in Mississippi representing a cross section of the state’s economy. Cochran’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and is based on the candidate’s positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.

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 its members to help turn out the small-business vote for Cochran in the June 3 primary and again in November.