National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Ron Johnson

At small business tours in Wausau and Green Bay areas, Ron & NFIB discuss unleashing local innovation and job growth

The National Federation of Independent Business – the nation’s leading small business organization – endorsed Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate in 2016 on Friday while joining him at small business stops in the Wausau and Green Bay areas.

Ron Johnson said: “As a manufacturer – not a career politician – I appreciate the support of fellow entrepreneurs who have started a business and helped provide jobs for families in their local communities. We need to get Washington out of the way of small business owners, workers, and families who make our private sector economy work from the ground up.”

NFIB CEO and President Juanita Duggan said: “We’re grateful that Senator Johnson is working in Washington to keep small businesses in Wisconsin healthy and growing. We’re especially proud to say that the Senator is an NFIB member, someone who created jobs and prosperity. We need him to continue sharing his wisdom and unique perspective in the U.S. Senate.”

Key Facts:

  • Ron Johnson has a record of entrepreneurship and creating good jobs in Wisconsin, starting with the company he founded in 1979 in Oshkosh. Senator Feingold spent 18 years in Washington and 30 years in political office total, in addition to lecturing at Stanford University in California.
  • Ron has fought to grow the economy – not government – by working to control government spending and pushing for policies to get Washington out of the way. This includes fighting in favor of pro-growth tax reform and against burdensome regulations – from Obamacare to industry-specific problems like the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule – that make it harder for small businesses to create jobs.
  • Senator Feingold has taken heavy criticism for voting in favor of higher taxes on Wisconsinites and other taxpayers more than 270 times, supported Obamacare despite its job-killing mandates and taxes, and helped lay the groundwork for EPA overreach that stands to make doing business more expensive for Wisconsin entrepreneurs and farmers.