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NFIB Endorses Curtis Johnson In Tennessee

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 9/3/2010

NFIB says candidate's small business experience helps him relate to business community.

One of the leading pro-business groups in Tennessee has endorsed Curtis Johnson in his race to represent the 68th House District from the state.

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The National Federation of Independent Business and Tennessee SAFE Trust made the joint endorsement in a recent announcement by the head of the Tennessee chapter of the NFIB, the Leaf Chronicle reports, saying that small businesses would benefit from having him as a member of Congress.

Jim Brown, the state director of the NFIB, said that Johnson's business gave him insight into what entrepreneurs needed to be successful.

"Curtis Johnson is a very strong supporter of free enterprise and the clear choice for small business in House District 68," said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee. "Curtis Johnson's background as a solid businessman and job creator gives him an important frame of reference on the importance of keeping government off the backs of small businesses."

Johnson is very familiar with the group. As an active member, he said that its support meant a great deal to him. He told Business & Heritage Clarksville Magazine that "supporting our small, family-owned businesses, who are the heart and soul of Tennessee’s economy, will always be a priority."

The small business climate in Tennessee may benefit after a recent ranking found that it had the least amount of debt out of all 50 states. The news for small business may mean more state contracts going to entrepreneurs.

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