Murray earns marks from small businesses

Published 2:03 pm Saturday, October 9, 2010

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with business owners every day. They truly are the lifeblood our communities — providing jobs, supporting our infrastructure and providing vital financial support to others through generous giving to charity, churches and youth activities.

Another important way business owners give back is to run for public office. Rich Murray made a huge sacrifice when he stepped up and said, “The time is now for me to do my part.” Rich has committed his life to our community, and he deserves our support.

Given Rich’s background, it was no surprise that he recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. What continues to surprise me, however, is Robin Brown’s anti-business voting record — 36 percent cumulative for the NFIB and 10 of 13 votes against business on the Chamber of Commerce key vote scorecard.

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Who would you rather have in St. Paul when they are deciding how to revive our business environment and still fix a nearly $6 billion budget hole? I have observed Rich’s passion for our community. I am truly impressed with his desire to help our state prosper. Please vote for Rich Murray on Election Day.

Matt Benda

Albert Lea