Why business leaders really go into politics

10/21/2010 | Portfolio.com

Small-business owners are often type-A personalities looking to make a difference, which is why many are drawn to politics, experts say. "Living the easy life on the beach just doesn't appeal to them," said one Republican consultant. Frustration with Washington, D.C., has been a big catalyst for many business owners this election cycle, says NFIB, which expects Congress and state legislatures to have a larger percentage of small-business owners next year.

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