ADDISON, IL – Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Rep. Joe Walsh for Congress over Democrat challenger Tammy Duckworth in the race for the 8th Congressional District of Illinois.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of NFIB in this race. As the Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Gains on the Small Business Committee, I understand that America’s number one job creators are small businesses. Between 60-80% of all jobs created last year was because of small businesses, and I want to ensure that number is even higher this year. NFIB and I share the same vision on how to get this country back on track, and I greatly appreciate their support,” stated Rep. Joe Walsh.
“Our members are very enthusiastic about the reelection of Joe Walsh,” said NFIB Illinois State Director Kim Clarke Maisch. “He’s not afraid to tell his constituents the truth about our fiscal circumstances, he’s been thoughtful and serious about cutting taxes and the size of government, and he’s been an extremely reliable ally for Illinois small businesses.”
“Joe Walsh is one of the most energetic and passionate defenders of small business and free-market policies 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.”
The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. NFIB has more than 11,000 members in Illinois.