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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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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Indiana

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Monday, May 5th, 2014, 12:52 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in Indiana 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:

Incumbents

  • Dan Coats (SEN)
  • Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)
  • Todd Rokita (IN-04)
  • Luke Messer (IN-06)
  • Larry Buschon (IN-08)
  • Todd Young (IN-09)
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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Ohio

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Monday, May 5th, 2014, 12:34 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in Ohio 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:

Incumbents

  • Rob Portman (SEN)
  • Steve Chabot (OH-01)
  • Jim Jordan (OH-04)
  • Bob Latta (OH-05)
  • Bill Johnson (OH-06)
  • Bob Gibbs (OH-07)
  • John Boehner (OH-08)
  • Mike Turner (OH-10)
  • Pat Tiberi (OH-12)
  • Steve Stivers (OH-15)
  • James Renacci (OH-16)

 

Challengers

  • Matt Lynch (OH-14)
  • Matthew Ashworth (OH-14)

 

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ATR Releases 2014 List of Federal Pledge Signers in North Carolina

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Posted by John Beattie McEwan, Adam Radman on Monday, May 5th, 2014, 10:22 AM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of congressional candidates in North Carolina 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:

Incumbents

  • Richard Burr (SEN)
  • Renee Ellmers (NC-02)
  • Walter Jones Jr. (NC-03)
  • Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
  • Howard Coble (NC-06)
  • Richard Hudson (NC-08)
  • Robert Pittenger (NC-09)
  • Patrick McHenry (NC-10)
  • Mark Meadows (NC-11)
  • George Holding (NC-13)

 

Challengers

  • Ted Alexander (SEN)
  • Greg Brannon (SEN)
  • Heather Grant (SEN)
  • Mark Harris (SEN)
  • Edward Kryn (SEN)
  • Thom Tillis (SEN)
  • Arthur Rich (NC-01)
  • Jason Thigpen (NC-03)
  • Taylor Griffin (NC-03)
  • Paul Wright (NC-04)
  • Don Webb (NC-06)
  • Phil Berger Jr. (NC-06)
  • David Rouzer (NC-07)
  • Woody White (NC-07)
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CA-07 Update: GOP Candidates Make Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes

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Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 5:09 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform congratulates CA-07 candidates Elizabeth Emken, Doug Ose, and Igor Birman for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to oppose any and all income tax hikes. All three candidates are vying for the opportunity to challenge Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) in November.

Cook Political Report rates this a “Toss Up” race with a PVI of EVEN while the Rothenberg Political Report rates this race “Lean Democrat.” First-term incumbent Bera defeated Dan Lungren in 2012 (51%-49%) after redistricting altered the district. 

The NRCC rates all three Republican challengers as Contenders in their Young Guns program. Reaching the level of Contender means, “candidates have completed a stringent program of metrics and are on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation.”

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 them to put their rhetoric in writing and provides an additional layer of accountability to the taxpayer.

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FL-19 Update: Curt Clawson Signs the Pledge

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Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, 5:20 PM PERMALINK


It’s official: All the GOP candidates in Florida’s special election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

Americans for Tax Reform would like to congratulate businessman Curt Clawson on his decision to sign the Pledge. Clawson joins Paige Kreegel, Lizbeth Benacquisto, and Michael Dreikorn in committing to Florida taxpayers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase income taxes.’

Politicians often run for an office saying they won't raise taxes, but then quickly turn their backs on the taxpayer. The idea of the Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing. We are glad to see Clawson put his commitment in writing.

To read more about Clawson signing the Pledge, click here.

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Lizbeth Benacquisto Signs the "No New Taxes" Pledge in Fl-19 Special Election

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Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, March 17th, 2014, 12:53 PM PERMALINK


State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her race to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel in FL-19.

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, 39 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 Ms. Benacquisto for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they’re looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Lizbeth Benacquisto demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Florida.”

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

GOP Voters will head to the polls on April 22 to choose their nominee to face-off against Democrat April Freeman on June 24, 2014.

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