(Washington, D.C. October 31, 2016)—The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing its endorsement of Marco Rubio in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Florida.
NAWBO National screens candidates for endorsement solely on their history of business ownership or their voting record demonstrating their consistent support of business owners.
“NAWBO was founded 41 years ago to advocate on behalf of all women business owners. This is an important legacy that we are proud to carry on today as there are now more than 11 million women business owners in the United States,” said Teresa Meares, NAWBO National Board Chair. “As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, which deals primarily with matters related to the Small Business Administration, and is also responsible for studying problems of American businesses, Marco Rubio understands the significant contribution small business owners and women business owners make to the economy. We are pleased to endorse him and look forward to working with him to remove obstacles and create opportunities for growth.”
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and I will continue to be an advocate for pro-business policies and economic growth. I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and thankful for the work they do promoting women business owners,” stated Marco Rubio.
Additional endorsements will be made by NAWBO prior to the November 8 general election. In 2014, 94% of the candidates NAWBO National endorsed were elected.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs thought the various stages of their business growth.