Small business group endorses Cotton


WASHINGTON — The National Federation of Independent Businesses has endorsed Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, for U.S. Senate in Arkansas.

“Our members support the members of Congress who support small business, and Congressman Cotton’s record speaks for itself,” said NFIB Vice President Lisa Goeas.

An NFIB Congressional Scorecard issued for 2013 found that Cotton supported the group on all seven House votes that it rated. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., voted with the group on two of four Senate votes that it rated in 2013.

The group claims 7,000 Arkansas members.

The Arkansas Democratic Party issued a statement dismissive of the endorsement, noting that the Washington Post had identified the NFIB as being part of a coalition of nonprofit groups backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

NFIB’s Scorecard can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.nfib.com/advocacy/how-congress-voted