At an event at a small business in Henrico County, the National Federation of Independent Business today endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen.
Allen accepted the endorsement at Cranemasters, a business that provides cranes for rail, load transfer, construction and accident cleanup.
Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB Virginia, said Allen “has been consistent in his push to reduce the tax burden placed on businesses and individuals.”
She added that Allen has “shown solidarity with our membership by publicly expressing his opposition to recent National Labor Relations Board actions such as ‘ambush elections’ and his push to enact real health-care reform that lowers costs for individuals and small businesses really resonates with NFIB members in Virginia.”
“The NFIB and I envision a better future where Virginia small business owners have the freedom and opportunity they need to grow, innovate and create new jobs for men and women,” Allen said.
“As Virginia’s voice in the U.S. Senate, I will continue to stand for a hassle-free, efficient and more accountable government that empowers small businesses to grow,” he added. “We need less burdensome tax laws, reasonable regulations, affordable energy and real health care reform.”
Allen has also been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is advertising on his behalf, attacking Democratic nominee Timothy M. Kaine.
Kaine was last week endorsed by The Virginia Credit Union League, which in 2006 backed Allen in his race against Jim Webb.