The National Federation of Independent Business on Thursday said it is backing Republican Nathan Deal for governor of Georgia.
The endorsement is not considered a surprise as NFIB leans Republican, but the announcement nonetheless is a boost to Deal’s campaign against former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds.
“Small businesses are the engine that drives our state’s economy. I believe it will be the entrepreneurs who own our small businesses that will lead us out of the economic downturn, and I am committed to creating a business climate where they can thrive,” Deal said in a statement.
Deal’s latest television ad touts his economic plan, which includes tax exemptions for start-up businesses and a one-third cut in corporate income taxes.