The National Federation of Independent Business, which represents small businesses, has endorsed former Gov. Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate.
Lingle, a Republican, is facing U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat.
“Linda Lingle was an outstanding governor who improved the business climate in Hawaii and that’s exactly the kind of leadership that Hawaii small businesses need in the Senate,” Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president of political and grassroots, said in a statement. “She knows that expanding the private sector is the only way to improve the US economy. And she knows that the only way to accomplish that is to get the federal government out of the way.”