Thursday, October 11, 2012

RELEASE: Ted Cruz Announces Small Business Leaders Coalition, NFIB PAC Endorsement

Contact: James Bernsen
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Ted Cruz Announces Small Business Leaders Coalition, NFIB PAC Endorsement

Nation’s largest small business trade association calls Cruz ‘champion of small business’

DALLAS — Ted Cruz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas, announced today a coalition of dozens of small business leaders supporting his campaign and the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) political action committee, the SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust. NFIB is the nation’s largest small business trade association. Cruz made the announcement today during a stop at Manda Machine Company, a small business in Dallas.

Cruz’s “election is not only critical to the small-business owners in your state, but also to protecting free enterprise across America,” said NFIB SAFE Trust Vice President Lisa Goeas in a letter. NFIB added that, on behalf of its members, our nation’s job-creators, they look forward to standing with Ted this November as he “works to do big things for small business.”

“Ted Cruz understands that economic growth is weak when government gets in the way of small business,” said Andy Ellard, owner of the Manda Machine Company. “Ted will fight to lower barriers for business growth so we can bring back jobs and rising incomes to working Americans.”

“We have to get the boot of the federal government off the necks of small business owners,” Cruz said. “I’m proud to stand with small business owners across Texas as they work to create jobs and keep our economy going.”

Cruz added: “NFIB represents the interests of small business, struggling to succeed under the increasing tax and regulatory burdens coming out of Washington, DC. I’m honored to have its support as we fight out-of-control government spending and red tape.”

Also speaking at the event were Eric Johnson of The Winetroop and Jim Bright of GTN Technical Staffing.

Ted served for more than five years as Texas Solicitor General and argued nine times before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ted was the youngest Solicitor General in the nation, the longest serving in Texas, and first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas. Under the leadership of Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted defended Texas values, winning repeatedly on a national level. Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories defending U.S. sovereignty, the Second Amendment, the Texas Ten Commandments monument, and “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ted has been endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, Young Conservative of Texas, Sarah Palin and U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Pat Toomey.

Ted and his wife Heidi live in Houston, with their four-year-old daughter, Caroline, and one-year-old daughter, Catherine.


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