Mar 18 2014

Pat Roberts for Senate Endorsed by NFIB

Will help turn out its members for Primary and General Elections

The National Federation of Independent Business, Kansas’ and the nation’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate.

“Our members support the candidates who support small business, and there’s absolutely no doubt that Senator Roberts supports small business,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and Grassroots.

“Beginning in the House and continuing in the Senate, Pat Roberts has voted with small business on key issues 94 percent of the time,” Goeas said. “He clearly understands the challenges facing small-business owners, their employees and their families, and we’re confident he will continue to work for them in the years ahead to create an environment where small businesses can thrive and create jobs.”

According to the NFIB, Senator Roberts has achieved a 100 percent NFIB voting record so far in the 113th Congress.

“Senator Roberts’ support of Kansas’ small-business community has been unwavering,” said Dan Murray, state director of NFIB/Kansas. “Since going to Washington, he has done everything he can to help our members grow and prosper, and I believe he’ll continue standing for small business in the years to come.”

Senator Roberts thanked the NFIB for its endorsement saying, “From the small towns in Western Kansas to the Flint Hills to the bustling cities in Johnson County, the backbone of Kansas is small business.  Small businesses create jobs, strengthen our communities and embody the American dream. Getting government out of the way of hard-working small business owners and their dedicated employees is one of my top priorities as a public servant, and I sincerely thank the NFIB and the more than 4,000 Kansas members for this endorsement.”

NFIB has more than 4,000 members in Kansas, representing a cross section of the state’s economy. Roberts’ endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulations.

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 has said it will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote for Roberts in the August. 5 primary and again in November.