Small Business Endorses Mick Mulvaney for Congress

Key voting bloc knows Mulvaney is supporter of free enterprise system

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 28, 2010 – Today the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s leading small business association, announced its full support and endorsement of Mick Mulvaney for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina’s 5th District.

“Small business knows that Mick Mulvaney is the proven, pro-small business candidate in this race,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president of political operations. “He has actively supported small business since he was first elected to the state house, and was recognized as a pro-business leader on several occasions. We know he would be a successful advocate for South Carolina’s small businesses in Washington.”

Especially outspoken on healthcare, Mulvaney is a strong opponent of the new healthcare law, advocating instead for reforms that truly lower costs, and offer more choices and flexibility.

“He also believes that the federal debt must be reduced and that Washington must rein in government spending. Small businesses and families have to live within their means; he believes that government should do likewise,” said Goeas.

There are more than 81,000 small employers in South Carolina. Nationally, small businesses create more than half of the nation’s non-farm gross domestic product and have created more than 60 percent of net-new jobs in the U.S. over the past 15 years.

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 across the district to help turn out the small business vote on Mulvaney’s behalf on Election Day.

Today’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and is based on candidates’ positions on key small business issues including healthcare, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.

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