Daines Receives Endorsement for Support of Small Business

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its endorsement of Representative Steve Daines for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement from the NFIB,” Daines said. “I spent 28 years growing businesses and creating good-paying Montana jobs, and I know that job creation and economic growth doesn’t happen through big government – it happens through the hard work of Montanans.”

Riley Johnson, the Montana State Director for the NFIB, applauded Daines for his leadership in Congress and strong support for Montana small businesses.

“Steve Daines’ pro-small-business record in the U.S. House, combined with his three decades of entrepreneurial experience, would have made him our choice against almost anyone,” said Riley Johnson. “His work ethic is a model for others. He’s always back in the state during Congressional breaks, rolling up his sleeves and serving the people, and his staff has been very accessible and attentive to small business’ needs.”

In a press release, NFIB Vice President for Political and Grassroots Lisa Goeas said, “During his time in the U.S. House, Steve Daines has worked to reduce the federal debt, rein in government spending, and have the federal government live within its means, just like every small business owner. That is the type of leadership the U.S. Senate desperately needs.”

The endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, and represents the 6,000 small business owners in Montana.

Before serving Montana in the U.S House of Representatives, Daines had a 28-year business career where he helped grow companies and create good-paying Montana jobs. He helped grow RightNow Technologies— a small, start-up technology company—into Bozeman’s largest commercial employer, with over 1,000 employees.

The full NFIB announcement can be viewed here.



Steve Daines is a fifth generation Montanan, life-long sportsman and father of four serving the people of Montana in Congress. Steve is committed to always putting Montana first as he works to bring real change to Washington and fights for common sense solutions to get our country back on track. Learn More.

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