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Richard Corcoran gets new endorsement



House District 45 candidate Richard Corcoran picked up an endorsement today from the National Federation of Independent Business, one of Florida’s small-business associations.

 "NFIB supports Richard Corcoran because he has the best interests of business owners in mind," NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle said in a statement released by Corcoran’s campaign. "His priorities align with the small business community's and he has vowed to fight for less government spending, more government accountability and keeping down property taxes."  

"Small business is the backbone of the economy, and I am honored to have their endorsement for this race," Corcoran, a Republican, said.

NFIB said in the statement that its political support is based on the candidate's position and record on small-business issues. The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Florida SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Florida's membership.

 Corcoran has raised about $98,000 in his bid for the House District 45 seat, which covers parts of Pasco and Pinellas counties. Fellow Republicans Kathryn Starkey, who has raised $67,000, and Fabian Calvo, who’s picked up almost $13,000 are also running for the seat.

  Jodie Tillman, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:15pm]


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