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State Senate candidate endorsements

By Bradley Koltz

State Senator Toni Boucher recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses for her re-election bid this November.

In a formal statement, Senetor Boucher said, "I'm very pleased to be able to inform you that my campaign for re-election to the State Senate has just been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. It is extremely gratifying to be recognized, once again, by the nation's largest association of independent business. These businesses represent the backbone of our economy, and one of my highest priorities in the legislature is to advocate for them."

NFIB is a national small-business association with thousands of members in Connecticut representing a cross-section of the state's economy. Their endorsement read, "The NFIB Connecticut PAC is pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your candidacy for the Connecticut General Assembly in this November's election. The NFIB CT PAC believes that you will be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut when you are elected to serve in Hartford."

Democratic challenger Will Haskell was one of several hundred candidates nation-wide to receive a mid-term endorsement from former President Barack Obama. "Today, I'm proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren't just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service," President Obama wrote, announcing his second wave of nation-wide endorsements.

State Senator Toni Boucher,(r) left, and challenger Will Haskell (d) announced endorsements this week


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