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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses David Rutigliano

The NFIB cited Rutigliano's 'strong commitment to small business issues.'

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its endorsement of David Rutigliano in the race to represent Trumbull's 123rd district. 

"David Rutigliano impressed us with his commitment making Connecticut more competitive by cutting the size of government, reducing taxes and getting the regulatory bureaucracies out of the way," said NFIB State Director Andrew Markowski.  "He's got strong experience in the private sector and he clearly understands how small businesses work and what we need to improve the state's economic climate."

Rutigliano, a Restaurateur who owns and operates the SBC Restaurant group, which includes Southport Brewing Company and the Sitting Duck Tavern in Stratford, is seeking to replace T.R. Rowe in the CT State House of Representatives.  Rowe is running for Judge of Probate.

Rutigliano’s endorsement comes from NFIB's Save America's Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association's political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.

Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members in Connecticut to help turn out the small-business vote for David Rutigliano this coming Election Day.

For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.

Jim Flynn October 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM
NFIB is a Tea Party led organization. No wonder this Tea bagg** got their support. Quoting from Wikipedia: QOn its website, the National Federation of Independent Business states that it is a "nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943" and "represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals."[2] Its PAC is called Save America's Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE).[3] The organization's donations tend to strongly favor Republicans.[4] In 2010, 25 of its members, all Republican, were elected to the 112th Congress.[5] A number of them, such as Rand Paul, Jeff Duncan, Paul Gosar and Kristi Noem, are affiliated with or endorsed by the Tea Party movement. The same year, the NFIB opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation while some other small business advocates supported the measure.[6] The organization joined 26 states in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Act. The case was picked up by the Supreme Court, which issued its ruling on National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius on June 28, 2012, upholding most provisions of the Act.
david pia October 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
His business is NOT in Southport???? Not only IS one of his locations IN Southport, it's NAMED after Southport! http://www.southportbrewing.com/directions/index.php#Southport
louis October 18, 2012 at 09:51 PM
david, have you ever been to southport? I had relatives that lived in real southport and you, Mr Trumbull are telling me I'm wrong. You guys are pretty funny in your ignorance!
Pat M October 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Mr. Pia, there you are. I'm still waiting for an answer regarding Mr. Rutigliano buying votes. What are your true thoughts on the matter. I heard from a few people that he has stopped handing out coupons to SBC while going door to door. Is it because he has run out of them. I also wonder are there tax issue's with SBC regarding the coupons.
louis October 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM
So thus far, David is endorsed by the realtors who created mass subdivisions destroying our quaint little village and the tea party nutcases and lastly the death to independence party of waterbury, looks like he's batting better than Bob Uecker. By the way, you folks don't have to agree with me about southport, we only lived there before. Look at a map. What is directly north of Ruti's Beer Hall? Certainly not Southport. They put the Highway there to divide the border. Saying Dave is in SthP is like saying Ray Baldwin is in Nichols center, but you folks have no substance just false airs. Dunkin 'Nuts is a better candidate for SthP, but hate to tell you that ain't it either.

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