The National Federation of Independent Business (N.F.I.B.) has decided to back Cory Gardner, a fast-rising member of Colorado’s House of Representatives in the general election campaign. The N.F.I.B has declared to contribute $5,000 which according to Sharon Sussin is the maximum amount permitted by law. The group has also decided to invest in advertising for the campaign, both in traditional and online media.
In the endorsement announcement, the N.F.I.B. committed itself to inspire its Colorado members so as “to help turn out the small-business vote on Gardner’s behalf on Election Day.” N.F.I.B. has 7,500 members in Colorado out of which 1,700 are in the Colorado’s Fourth district where Gardner is going to contest.
Mr. Gardner describes himself as a “leading conservative in the State House” and is a proponent of limited government and common-sense principles that includes economic growth on the basis of lower taxes. Mr. Gardner also has endorsed renewable energy transmission projects and backed state government loan guarantees. For this he also wrote legislation to launch the ‘Colorado Energy Development Authority.”
Ms. Betsy Markey has also contested from Colorado’s Fourth District and was elected in 2008. She comes from the ranks of small business as she owned and operated two small businesses. Ms. Markey is the most vulnerable in the 2010 mid-term elections as N.F.I.B. has declared her as a Republican opponent.
This article was submitted by Rohit Arora, co-founder of Biz2Credit. Biz2Credit is a small business marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with financing options and advice to grow their business. Send all questions to