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Endorsement roundup

Several groups and candidates have offered endorsements this week. Here’s a rundown.

Jerry Moran was endorsed by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

Says TSRA:

“Rep. Moran deserves credit for prompting federal agencies to consider how they impact businesses and jobs during rulemaking,” stated TRSA President Joseph Ricci. “Rep. Moran understands that industries don’t necessarily need to be compelled to act responsibly, the majority of businesses take their social responsibility seriously. He recognizes that the cost of compliance jeopardizes profitability and threatens companies’ ability to maintain and grow their workforces.”

TSRA “…represents the $15 billion commercial laundry industry, which employs nearly 200,000 people at more than 1,500 facilities nationwide, including every major business and industrial region, Congressional district and city in the country.”

NIFB will formally announce their endorsement on Tuesday. According tot he release from Moran’s office, “NFIB is the leading voice for the creation and growth of small and independent business. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. SAFE Trust is among the most powerful and effective small business political action committees in the country. It is dedicated to supporting candidates who promote small business interests in Congress.”

The Kansas Farm Bureau, through its political arm Vote FBF,  threw its support behind Republican Attorney General nominee Derek Schmidt. It has already endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback, State Treasurer Dennis McKinney and 1st District GOP candidate Tim Huelskamp.

Speaking of Huelskamp, he threw his support behind GOP State Treasurer candidate Ron Estes, saying “Ron’s conservative values and commitment to fiscal responsibility will enable him to better serve the needs of every Kansan. In these tough economic times, Kansas needs a dedicated conservative with the experience and know-how to tackle the serious financial matters facing our state.”

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