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April 21, 2014

Lindsey Graham receives national small business group endorsement

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business on Monday and appears set to get an endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Seneca Republican seeking a third Senate term has a 93 percent lifetime voting record with the NFIB, a small-business trade association.

The NFIB praised Graham, who has six GOP challengers in June, for preventing taxes carbon emissions, pushing investment in the Keystone XL Pipeline, backing repeal of the estate tax and fighting against the Affordable Care Act.

“Sen. Graham’s record on small business is impeccable,” said Ben Homeyer, NFIB's state director in South Carolina that includes about 4,000 members. “He clearly understands the challenges facing South Carolina's entrepreneurs and small, family businesses, and I have no doubt he’ll continue standing for small business in the years to come.”

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called a Tuesday press conference with Graham in Spartanburg that will include representatives from the national trade group and its state office, according to a news release.

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