The National Federation of Independent Business has this week endorsed Mark Green for Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District.
Republican Marsha Blackburn currently occupies that seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is right now running for the U.S. Senate.
In a statement, NFIB Tennessee State Director Jim Brown said Green is “an exceptional supporter of small businesses in Tennessee.”
“Over the years, he has proven himself to be a steady advocate for small business in the Senate Commerce Committee. He is a recipient of the prestigious NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award and holds a 100 percent voting record on the issues that matter to small businesses in our state,” Brown said.
“As a former small business owner, he has a deep understanding of the challenges that our members face daily. On behalf of our members in Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, we are proud to endorse him for election to the United States House of Representatives.”
NFIB joins two other national grassroots organizations that have endorsed Green in recent weeks — the NRA and the National Right to Life.
The Club for Growth, FRC Action, Combat Veterans for Congress, FreedomWorks, House Freedom Fund, Campaign for Working Families, and GOPAC have also endorsed Green.
“As a small business owner myself, I know firsthand that small businesses are the economic engine of America,” Green said in a statement.
“I’ve fought for less regulations and lower taxes my entire career in the State Senate. We need to unleash small businesses and let them innovate, invest, and hire more people. I look forward to continuing to be their champion in Congress.”
Democrat Justin Kanew is running against Green for the seat.
According to its website, NFIB is a nonprofit, non-partisan advocate on behalf of small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals.
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