Rounds Receives NFIB Endorsement

Posted 9.29.14

Pierre, SD September 29, 2014 -- Governor Mike Rounds announced today that he’s received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business for his bid to become South Dakota’s next United States Senator.

“This is no time to send wild cards to the U.S. Senate,” said Lindsey Riter-Rapp, South Dakota state director for the NFIB, America’s largest and leading small-business association. “More than ever, Congress needs solid, dependable people. As governor, Mike Rounds held taxes to a minimum and strived to enact policies aimed at keeping our young from having to move out of state in order to find employment opportunities. As a former legislator, he was a winner of our Guardian of Small Business award. As a small-business owner and an NFIB member, he knows first-hand all the difficulties that go into keeping the doors of enterprise open and people employed. None of this has been lost on the people who are the engine of the South Dakota economy, which is why he received overwhelming support in a survey of our members.”

“We support the candidates who support small business,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB’s vice president for political and grassroots. “The choice for small business could not be more resoundingly clear: Mike Rounds has his record and platform firmly planted on Main Street, South Dakota.”

As a South Dakota small business owner himself, Gov. Rounds knows first-hand how important it is for small businesses to thrive.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy across South Dakota and across the country,” said Rounds. “Their success is threatened by overregulation by the federal government and that has to stop. Repealing and replacing Obamacare and passing the REINS Act will be among my top priorities as a United States Senator.”

NFIB is America’s leading small business association, promoting & protecting the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.