Today in Greenville, Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley received an endorsement from the South Carolina chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. Walter Carr chairs the state NFIB Leadership council.
We endorsed her because she has a strong pro-small buisness voting record. She comes from a small business environment. And that’s the kind of person we want to have as our next governor.
The announcement was made this morning at Allen Arms Indoor Range a member of the National Federation of Independent Business.
Haley, who once worked in her parents’ family business, says there needs to be a focus on small businesses.
We need to focus on what it takes to keep small businesses healthy. With workers comp reform where we’re pushing objective standards. With tort reform where we’re looking at a loser-pay system and capping non-medical damages. Where we have comprehensive tax reform where we are making sure that if it doesn’t create jobs we don’t do it, and where it does create jobs, then we strengthen it and we make it better.
Haley says the organization’s support is a challenge.
Having the endorsement of NFIB is not only a great thrill but it is a great challenge to me. It is a responsibility that we have as a state of South Carolina to make sure that we fight for them, that we make sure that we stay a business-friendly state, and that everything that we do going forward takes care of the 95 percent of our economy which is small businesses in South Carolina.
In June, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen received the endorsement of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.