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Kweisi Mfume on Corporations

Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative


Encourage female and minority-owned proprietorships

As a member of the historic 100th Congress, I served on the Small Business Committee and I was a part of a great deal of legislation in favor of small businesses concerns, including:
Source: Campaign website, www.MfumeForSenate.com, "Issues" Mar 10, 2006

Small businesses need advocates

I understand the importance of ensuring that entrepreneurs and small business owners have a fair chance to compete with larger firms in the marketplace. Unfortunately, Congress voted to cut the 2006 SBA budget by $643 million, reducing it to less than half of the $1.1 billion it received in 2001 . The SBA is a much needed and very effective advocate for small businesses. Such severe cuts hinder our efforts.

When most people think of "business" in the US, they imagine large, multinational corporations. But, most businesses in the U.S. are actually small businesses -- those with 500 or fewer employees. We need to support small businesses, especially those engaged in the sciences and technologies, which produce innovative products and services necessary for us to compete in the knowledge-based global economy of today.

Source: Campaign website, www.MfumeForSenate.com, "Issues" Mar 10, 2006

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Martin O`Malley
Robert Ehrlich
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Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
Daniel Vovak
Kevin Zeese
Michael Steele
Paul Sarbanes

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

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Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
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