NFIB Endorses Senator Frank Antenori
PHOENIX, Ariz., July 17, 2012 – The political action committee of Arizona’s leading small business association today announced its endorsements of 42 candidates for the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives.
The principal standard used to evaluate incumbents was their voting records on 10 bills supported or opposed by the National Federation of Independent Business during the 2011-2012 regular sessions. Endorsements for non-incumbent candidates were based on the quality of their answers on a questionnaire. The endorsements were formally issued by the NFIB/Arizona Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and represent the culmination of the pre-primary phase of the candidate evaluation process. There may be further endorsements in select legislative and statewide races after the August 28 Primary Election. NFIB/Arizona represents 7,500 member businesses.
Click here for the list of endorsed candidates.
The political clout of small business is more influential than most people know:
- In April 2010, the Pew Research Center released a study on the negative and positive views people hold on various American institutions. Small business came out first, 39 percentage points higher than labor unions, 46 points higher than large corporations, and 49 points higher than banks and financial institutions
- Small business owners comprise 15 percent of all registered voters in the U.S., by comparison union voters make up 11.9 percent. When small business employees are added, the small business voting bloc swells to 43 percent
- The most common public affairs and political activities in which small employers engage, according to the NFIB Research Foundation, include initiating discussions with employees regarding the impact of a policy issue on the firm
- Voters prefer candidates supported by small business by a margin of 3 to 1 over those supported by organized labor, according to the Winston Group.
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NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
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