NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 12, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, has endorsed incumbent Jim Tracy (Shelbyville) in the race for the 14th Senate District. NFIB made the announcement today at American Development Corp., an NFIB member in Fayetteville.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. The primary is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, with early voting beginning tomorrow, July 13, and ending July 28. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.
“Jim Tracy is a very strong supporter of free enterprise and has done an outstanding job protecting small businesses in Senate District 14,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee. “Senator Tracy has voted to decrease harmful taxes on small business, like the death tax, and to reduce the burdens of government on hard-working entrepreneurs. He clearly is one of the leading voices for small businesses in our state Senate.”
Tracy, an NFIB member with a perfect 100 percent NFIB Voting Record for 2011-12, said, “I greatly appreciate NFIB’s support for my campaign. I will continue to fight for less government and less red tape so our small-business job creators can get back to doing what they do best, which is grow Tennessee’s economy. Tennessee is a great place to do business, but we have more to do to make it even better.”
NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Tracy campaign. 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 pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the Tracy campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business 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 sends its 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.