The National Federation of Independent Businesses endorsed Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce Monday.
“Your election is not only critical to the small-business owners in your district, but also to protecting free enterprise across the state. On behalf of all NFIB members, we look forward to standing with you this November,” NFIB New Jersey state director Laurie Ehlbeck said in a letter to the assemblywoman.
The NFIB advocates primarily for the interests of small business groups.
DeCroce and Assemblyman Webber face challenges from Democrats Christine Clarke and Laura Fortgang.
The two incumbents are running separate campaigns.
“This endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Business is greatly appreciated. Having run small businesses and coming from a family of small business owners and operators, I fully appreciate the challenges they face, which is why I have worked in the Legislature to stop public policies that stifle business growth and kill jobs in New Jersey,” DeCroce said. “Most businesses in our state are small businesses. The only way to keep our economy vibrant and grow jobs is to support the small business people.”