Small Business Backs Crawford in Key Congressional Race

For Immediate Release

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Arkansas Director Sylvester Smith, 501-801-1974

Small Business Backs Crawford in Key Congressional Race

NFIB expects freshman Congressman to continue doing big things for small business

Little Rock (October 4, 2012) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its support for the reelection of freshman lawmaker Rick Crawford in the hotly contested 1st Congressional District.

Rick Crawford is one of the strongest and most effective supporters of small business in Congress,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB Vice President of Political and Grassroots.  “He’s done big things for small business and our members are counting on him to keep up the fight in Washington.”

NFIB is the country’s leading small business advocate. Every session of Congress its members identify the issues that are most important to them.  NFIB analyzes the bills, tracks the votes of every lawmaker and calculates a score.  Crawford this session earned a perfect 100 percent on the NFIB Voting Record.

“You can’t do better than that,” said NFIB Arkansas State Director Sylvester Smith.  “Rick Crawford is a small businessman and a member of NFIB, and that experience is obviously reflected in his voting record.

“He knows how tough it is for small businesses to compete even in a good economy, and he’s been especially sensitive to the challenges that our members face in this difficult economy,” he continued.

Crawford’s 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 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 in Arkansas to help turn out the small-business vote for Crawford this coming Election Day.

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