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Friday, October 07, 2011

News Out of Virginia's 8th District

Provided by the office of Delegate Greg Habeeb:
Habeeb Announces Endorsements from AgPAC, NRA; receives high marks from NFIB

Salem – Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) announced Friday several major endorsements that include the Farm Bureau AgPAC, the National Rifle Association and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Habeeb was endorsed Thursday by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s Political Action Committee. Habeeb also received high marks from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The endorsement from the AgPac comes based on the recommendation of local farmers.

“Each of these candidates has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of agriculture and forestry or has a favorable voting record in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau issues,” said Wayne F. Pryor, Chairman of VFBF AgPAC and VFBF president.

“I am grateful to have the endorsement of the Farm Bureau AgPac,” said Habeeb. “Agriculture is a fundamental part of the Roanoke Valley economy and I have worked hard to represent their interests in Richmond. I look forward to working with the Farm Bureau in the future.”

Habeeb also received high marks from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. The NFIB called Habeeb a “truly good friend” to Virginia small business.

“Small businesses make up 98% of the Commonwealth’s employers and are important to our economy. We would like to commend you for recognizing this and continuing to support Virginia’s small businesses,” said Nicole Riley, State Director of NFIB Virginia.

The NFIB represents over 6,000 small businesses in the Commonwealth.

“Small business is the backbone of our nation and our state’s economy. I understand this and have worked during my time in Richmond to promote growth and opportunity so small business owners and entrepreneurs can do what they do best – create jobs,” said Habeeb.

Habeeb also announced Friday an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. The NRA endorsed Habeeb’s re-election campaign and assigned him an “A” rating, the highest possible score.

Habeeb is the Republican candidate running for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. The 8th District includes the City of Salem, part of Roanoke County, Craig County, part of Montgomery County and part of the Town of Christiansburg.
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