National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Sen. Kay Hagan’s (R-NC) Republican challenger Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate Wednesday at an event in Greensboro featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
“Washington needs more leaders like Thom Tillis,” Bush, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said in a statement released by the campaign. “Thom understands pro-growth and limited government reforms are what will strengthen our economy and provide Americans with more opportunities.”
“In the Senate, Thom’s proven ability to work across party lines and produce results will benefit middle class families across our great nation,” Bush added.
According to the press announcement , the NFIB praised Tillis as a pro-growth candidate with an understanding of small business — in contrast to what the Tillis campaign said is Hagan’s record of voting for Obama’s agenda 96 percent of the time.
“The NFIB is proud to endorse Thom Tillis as North Carolina’s next U.S. Senator,” N.C. NFIB Director Gregg Thompson said in a statement. “Thom is a courageous leader who will work in the Senate to get America’s economy back on track again. He understands the critical role small businesses play in creating jobs and providing opportunities for growth. Thom’s business background and leadership in the House proves his clear understanding of what it takes to provide more opportunities for all Americans.”