The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) rolled out their first wave of endorsements on Monday, releasing a list of candidates running for the Florida House and Senate that they’re backing ahead of the 2020 Election Cycle.
Known as the “Voice of Florida Business,” AIF, a powerful player in Florida’s political scene, is an association that represents principles of prosperity and free enterprise and seeks to promote the state’s business climate. The bipartisan list includes 74 House candidates and 15 Senate candidates — both incumbents and challengers running for seats in both chambers.
“While the pandemic may have changed many things about campaigns this election cycle, it has not diminished the need for Floridians to understand candidates’ priorities and stances on important issues. For this reason, AIF felt it was important to continue our long-held tradition of reviewing and speaking at length with candidates so that we can help better inform the business community about who will fight for their interests,” said AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney.
“Today, we are proud to announce the first round of AIF’s 2020 endorsements for Florida Senate and House candidates running for election this November,” continued Feeney. “These candidates share many of the same values as hard-working entrepreneurs and we believe they are the best suited to help Florida’s business community recover and rebuild as our economy rebounds from this economic downturn.”
“As Election Day approaches, we encourage our fellow Floridians to support these AIF-endorsed Florida Senate and House candidates knowing they are committed to helping create an environment where Florida’s businesses can thrive and come back stronger than before,” concluded Feeney.
For the first round of endorsements, click HERE.