Carr Campaign Announces NFIB Endorsement
ATLANTA – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s campaign today announced that NFIB Georgia PAC has endorsed Carr in his November 6 election. NFIB represents independent and small businesses across the state and nation, and today’s endorsement is the latest in a series of statewide organizations announcing official support for Carr in the run-up to early voting, which begins on October 15.
“I’m incredibly proud of my record of job creation as Commissioner of Economic Development under Governor Nathan Deal. As Attorney General, I believe that small and independent businesses will thrive if we keep a consistent and predictable regulatory environment in our state,” said Carr. “The NFIB is the voice for small and independent businesses in Georgia and around the country, and I am honored to have its support in the November election.”
“As attorney general and, before that, as Commissioner for Economic Development, Chris Carr has shown us that he understands the challenges facing Georgia’s small businesses,” said NFIB State Director Nathan Humphrey. “Chris Carr is committed to maintaining an environment where small businesses can succeed and create jobs. That’s why I’m proud to announce the NFIB Georgia PAC’s endorsement of Chris Carr for attorney general.”
Carr has fought to protect small and independent businesses in the state by helping maintain an environment that promotes entrepreneurship and cuts through red tape. The full endorsement announcement from the NFIB Georgia PAC is included below.
In May, Carr led a coalition of 14 states in advising the federal government to allow more small businesses to become eligible to participate in Association Health Plans that offer self-employed Americans and those employed by small businesses the same advantages in purchasing low-cost health insurance that are available through larger employers. The rule announced in June also protects Americans by requiring coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
The NFIB endorsement is the latest in a series of endorsements for Carr’s work to help improve opportunities for Georgians in the workforce. In August, Carr earned the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce for his work to bring jobs to Georgia and keep Georgia the number one state for business.
Carr has also earned endorsements from the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia law enforcement officials including more than 100 Sheriffs and District Attorneys, Georgia Congressional Leaders, Governor Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston, and a majority of the Georgia General Assembly.
Additionally, Carr has announced a slew of campaign endorsements from Georgia leaders across the state. The following coalitions are working to turn out the vote for Carr in the election: Leadership of Veterans for Carr, Students for Carr, Women for Carr — a bipartisan coalition of more than 400 women, Lawyers for Carr, and a Statewide Grassroots Leadership Team representing all 159 Georgia counties, are working to turn out the vote for Carr in the election.
About Attorney General Chris Carr:
As the current Attorney General, Chris Carr is applying his results-oriented style of public policy as head of the Georgia Department of Law. Carr has prioritized the goals of the office to achieve the most effective department possible for Georgia’s citizens. His work to eradicate human trafficking, fight federal overreach, combat opioid abuse, prosecute criminal gang activities, protect older and at-risk adults and keep government open and transparent is generating real results.
Since taking office in November 2016, Carr has increased public awareness of the role of the Attorney General and provided training on many areas the office oversees. For example, Carr launched a statewide Open Government Tour as part of a larger effort to educate members of the community, elected officials, state record keepers and others about their duties and responsibilities under Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
Carr is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and serves on the executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.
Chris Carr Earns Small Business Endorsement in Attorney General’s Race
As published by National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB State Director Nathan Humphrey said today that the NFIB Georgia PAC has endorsed Chris Carr for attorney general. The political action committee is comprised solely of NFIB members.
“Chris Carr is the clear choice for small business,” Humphrey said.
“Under his leadership, the Georgia attorney general’s office led a coalition of 11 states opposing the Obama administration’s overreaching Waters of the U.S. rule, which imposed unfair and impractical new regulations on our members and other businesses,” Humphrey said.
“As attorney general and, before that, as commissioner for Economic Development, Chris Carr has shown us that he understands the challenges facing Georgia’s small businesses,” Humphrey said. “Chris Carr is committed to maintaining an environment where small businesses can succeed and create jobs.
“That’s why I’m proud to announce the NFIB Georgia PAC’s endorsement of Chris Carr for attorney general,” he said.
“I’m incredibly proud of my record of job creation as Commissioner of Economic Development under Governor Nathan Deal,” Carr said. “As Attorney General, I believe that small and independent businesses will thrive if we keep a consistent and predictable regulatory environment in our state.
“NFIB is the voice for small and independent businesses in Georgia and around the country, and I am honored to have its support in the November election,” Carr said.
Today’s endorsement puts the considerable grassroots support of the state’s small businesses behind Carr’s campaign. Small-business owners and their employees vote in large numbers and make a point of recruiting other entrepreneurs, friends, and family members to support the small-business candidate.