Oil and gas workers and pro-small business group endorse Republican Blake Masters of AZ

The Oil & Gas Workers Association (OGWA) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) have endorsed Arizona Republican Blake Masters in his bid for the US Senate.

In a press release on Thursday, the Masters campaign announced that it had received the endorsement of the OGWA, a nonprofit trade association run by oil and gas workers:

“Because every vote in the Senate is crucial to protecting our oil and gas jobs in the United States and America’s energy independence, the Oil & Gas Workers Association proudly supports Blake Masters for Senate and encourages all Arizonans to support his campaign with their vote,” said OGWA President Matt Coday. said.

As Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel explained in an op-ed published by the Hill this month, Masters opponent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) repeatedly voted against pro-oil and gas industry legislation:

Voters are also shocked by gas pump stickers, thanks to Kelly endorsing Biden’s war on US energy production. Kelly voted four times to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline. He has backed a ban on hydraulic fracturing three times. He blocked new power generation on federal lands. And he opposed an effort to stop Biden’s irresponsible plan to ship oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to foreign countries, including China. As a result, gas prices in Arizona are around $4.00 per gallon. Basic tasks like driving to work now cost a small fortune.

In his response to the association’s endorsement, Masters pledged to be a strong advocate for the oil and gas industry.

“Unlike my Democratic opponent, who puts America last in all respects, I will restore American energy independence, never give in to Chinese communist rule, and strengthen our oil and gas industry here in Arizona and across the country. “, did he declare.

In a separate statement Thursday, the Republican campaign said the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), a group that advocates for small businesses, also backed him:

“Blake Masters has a background in business and will be a strong supporter of Arizona small business in the U.S. Senate,” said Chad Heinrich, NFIB State Director in Arizona, adding:

His top priority in Congress will be to get the economy back on track and create a supportive environment for small businesses. He also expressed interest in improving workforce training, which will help small businesses immensely as they continue to manage a labor shortage. We are proud to support Blake Master today and look forward to working with him.

Sharon Sussin, the NFIB’s senior national policy director, said the organization “knows[s] Masters will be a reliable advocate for small business in the US Senate”:

“He understands the issues that small businesses face and will be a pro-small business member of Congress,” she continued.

Masters promised, “Arizona’s small business community will have a friend in me.

“Our economy is stronger when we create a tax and regulatory environment that allows small businesses to thrive. One of the mantras I will follow in the Senate is ‘pro-business, pro-freedom, pro-America’ – I will never vote for a federal mandate that shuts down your business,” he promised.


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