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Businesses need a friend

October 28, 2012
The Leader Herald

U.S. Rep.?Paul Tonko claims to be on the side of small business, but that's simply not the case.

Three national independent business organizations have weighed in on Tonko's dismal voting record for small business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded him a score of 19 out of 100 this current congressional session. The National Federation of Independent Business placed him near the bottom on key issues relating to small business. He scored a 30 percent for his votes by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. No wonder the unemployment rate in his district has gone up since he has taken office.

If you want the private sector to flourish, you elect someone who has a record of private-sector success, not a career politician. As the Business Review's chief financial officer of the year, Bob Dieterich has the knowledge and experience to help our small-business people succeed.

This November, vote for Bob Dieterich in the newly drawn 20th Congressional District that will now encompass Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and half of Montgomery counties, a sliver of eastern Rensselaer County, including the city of Troy, as well as the Saratoga County towns of Stillwater, Halfmoon, Clifton Park, Malta, Ballston and Charlton.





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