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Small business endorses Craig Fitzhugh in House District 82

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 4:15 PM

Fitzhugh Endorsed By Small Business Owners
NFIB/Tennessee supports pro-small business candidate

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2012 -- The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee's leading small business association, has endorsed incumbent Craig Fitzhugh (Ripley) in the race for the 82nd House District. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.

"Craig Fitzhugh has stood firmly with our state's entrepreneurs," said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee. "Representative Fitzhugh 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 is especially effective at working in bipartisan fashion to ensure legislation does not have unintended consequences on small business."

Fitzhugh, an NFIB member, 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 Fitzhugh 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 Fitzhugh 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.

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