Small Business Group Endorses Castle for Reelection


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2008 — The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, has endorsed U. S. Rep. Mike Castle for reelection in Delaware’s at-large Congressional District.

The endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and is based on prior voting records to evaluate the candidates’ views on legislative issues affecting small business.

“Rep. Castle has been a reliable ally of small business since his election in 1992,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB’s vice president, political. “He’s someone who has consistently stood with small business owners in the fight to provide entrepreneurs with affordable healthcare, less government intervention, and meaningful tax relief.”

Rep. Castle is a past winner of NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business award, given to those members of Congress who vote to protect free enterprise.

Today’s endorsement puts the considerable grassroots support of the state’s small businesses behind the Castle 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 will encourage its members to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on Election Day. According to NFIB polling data, small business owners and their employees make up 43 percent of registered voters in America.