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NJ-03: Steve Lonegan and Tom MacArthur Make Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes

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Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, May 19th, 2014, 4:34 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of New Jersey to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

Candidates running for office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing and provide an additional layer of accountability to the taxpayer.

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. Currently, 41 U.S. Senators and 219 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, fourteen incumbent governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

I want to congratulate both Steve Lonegan and Tom MacArthur for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

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ATR Releases List of 2014 Federal Pledge Signers Ahead of Primaries in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Friday, May 16th, 2014, 2:15 PM PERMALINK


With the primary elections of several states slated to take place Tuesday, Americans for Tax Reform has released an updated list of incumbents and challengers for congressional offices who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 20. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will be on the ballot Tuesday can be found in the following links:

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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Idaho’s Congressional Races

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Thursday, May 15th, 2014, 2:16 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of United States Congressional candidates in Idaho who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. The list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Currently Elected Officials

  • Mike Crapo (SEN)
  • James Risch (SEN)
  • Raul Labrador (ID-01)
  • Michael Simpson (ID-02)

Challengers

  • Bryan Smith (ID-02)
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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Montana’s Congressional Races

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Thursday, May 15th, 2014, 1:38 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of United States Congressional candidates in Montana who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. The list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

 

Currently Elected Officials

  • Steve Daines (MT AL)

Challengers

  • Steve Daines (SEN)
  • Champ Edmunds (SEN)
  • Matt Rosendale (MT-AL)
  • Ryan Zinke (MT-AL)
  • Corey Stapleton (MT-AL)
  • Elsie Arntzen (MT-AL)
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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Georgia

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, 4:28 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in Georgia who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. The list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Currently Elected Officials

  • Johnny Isakson (SEN)
  • Saxby Chambliss (SEN)
  • Jack Kingston (GA-01)
  • Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03)
  • Tom Price (GA-06)
  • Austin Scott (GA-08)
  • Doug Collins (GA-09)
  • Paul Broun (GA-10)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA-11)
  • Tom Graves (GA-14)

Challengers

  • Derrick Grayson (SEN)
  • Karen Handel (SEN)
  • Paul Broun (SEN)
  • Phil Gingrey (SEN)
  • David Perdue (SEN)
  • Jack Kingston (SEN)
  • Bob Johnson (GA-01)
  • Jeff Chapman (GA-01)
  • Earl “Buddy” Carter (GA-01)
  • John McCallum (GA-01)
  • Darwin Carter (GA-01)
  • Chip Flanegan (GA-03)
  • Brian Slowinski (GA-10)
  • Jody Hice (GA-10)
  • Mike Collins (GA-10)
  • Donna Sheldon (GA-10)
  • Bob Barr (GA-11)
  • Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
  • Edward Lindsey (GA-11)
  • Tricia Pridemore (GA-11)
  • Rick W. Allen (GA-12)
  • Delvis Dutton (GA-12)
  • Eugene Yu (GA-12)

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GA-11 Update: Four Candidates Make Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes

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Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, 9:10 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform congratulates GA-11 candidates Tricia Pridemore, Bob Barr, Barry Loudermilk, and Ed Lindsey for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and taking any discussion of tax hikes off the table.

Candidates running for office like to say they won’t raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing and provide an additional layer of accountability to the taxpayer.

Pridemore, Barr, Loudermilk, and Lindsey are competing to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey, who is running for the open U.S. Senate seat. Cook Political Report rates GA-11 a “Solid R” district with a PVI of R+19. It's safe to say whoever wins the primary will ultimately become the next Representative of Georgia's eleventh congressional district.

Tricia Pridemore and Ed Lindsey have both reached "On the Radar" status in the NRCC's Young Guns program.  Reaching the level of On the Radar means, “candidates have completed a stringent program of metrics and are on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation.”

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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in West Virginia

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Posted by John McEwan, Adam Radman on Monday, May 12th, 2014, 11:35 AM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in West Virginia who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. The list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Current Elected Officials

  • David McKinley (WV-01)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02)

Challengers

  • Shelley Moore Capito (SEN)
  • Alex Mooney (WV-02)
  • Ron Walters Jr. (WV-02)
  • James A. Moss (WV-02)
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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Nebraska

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Posted by John McEwan, Adam Radman on Monday, May 12th, 2014, 11:24 AM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in Nebraska who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. The list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Current Elected Officials

  • Deb Fischer (SEN)
  • Mike Johanns (SEN)
  • Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)
  • Lee Terry (NE-02)
  • Adrian Smith (NE-03)
     

Challengers

  • Shane Osborne (SEN)
  • Ben Sasse (SEN)
  • Bart McLeay (SEN)
  • Sid Dinsdale (SEN)
  • Clifton Johnson (SEN)
  • Tom Brewer (NE-03)

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ATR Congratulates Jake Rush on Signing the “No New Taxes” Pledge to Florida Taxpayers

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Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 4:06 PM PERMALINK


Attorney and former law enforcement official Jake Rush signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his primary race against non-signer, Rep. Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

The Pledge, championed by Americans for Tax Reform, is a commitment to the people of Florida to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. Currently, 41 U.S. Senators and 219 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, fourteen incumbent governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I congratulate Jake Rush on signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Rush made the bold decision to put his anti-tax rhetoric in writing and voters know exactly where he stands on taxes now,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Elise Stefanik Leaves the Door Open to Higher Taxes

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Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, 2:22 PM PERMALINK


After weeks of ducking the media and New York taxpayers, Elise Stefanik confirmed yesterday that she is open to higher taxes by announcing her refusal to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Stefanik hopes to join the paltry 6% of House Republicans leaving the door open to higher taxes.

Stefanik talks of campaigning for limited government and reigning in out-of-control federal spending, yet she refuses to put her “anti-tax” rhetoric in writing. As taxpayers have seen on numerous occasions, candidates often talk one way on the campaign trail and vote another way in Washington. The Pledge keeps candidates and elected officials accountable to the voters.

Voters should also question Stefanik’s decision to parrot the false talking points of President Obama and congressional Democrats in explaining her refusal to sign the Pledge. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a solemn promise made by a candidate to his/her future constituents; not ATR or Grover Norquist or some “Washington, DC based special interest group.” Stefanik knows this. It’s printed right on the Pledge.

"When a Republican uses Democrat talking points to explain why they will not put a promise to oppose higher taxes in writing, taxpayers should worry. And that's exactly what Elise Stefanik has done by refusing to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her bid for the Republican nomination in the 21st district," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Voters have enough to worry about with President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid constantly calling for higher taxes. They don’t need their Republican Representative open to raising taxes too,” continued Norquist.

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