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Tom Weaver Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, 2:52 PM PERMALINK


Former Navy officer and small manufacturing business owner Tom Weaver has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers 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. To date, 41 U.S. Senators and 238 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Mr. Weaver for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The American people have clearly shown their displeasure with the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington. They want real solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“By signing the Pledge, Tom Weaver demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Massachusetts.”

“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 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Connecticut


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 11:30 AM PERMALINK


ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Connecticut

Ahead of Connecticut’s Congressional primaries on Tuesday, ATR is proud to announce the list of Connecticut’s Federal Pledge Signers.

Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Connecticut who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on August 14th. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Challengers

  • Daria Novak (CT-02)
  • Wayne Winsley (CT-03)
  • Justin Bernier (CT-05)
  • Mark Greenberg (CT-05)
  • Lisa Wilson-Foley (CT-05)

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ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Florida


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 11:30 AM PERMALINK


ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Florida

Ahead of Florida’s Congressional primaries on Tuesday, ATR is proud to announce the list of Florida’s Federal Pledge Signers.

Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Florida who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on August 14th. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Incumbents

  • Jeff Miller (FL-01)
  • Steve Southerland (FL-02)
  • Cliff Stearns (FL-03)
  • Ander Crenshaw (FL-04)
  • John Mica (FL-07)
  • Bill Posey (FL-08)
  • Daniel Webster (FL-10)
  • Rich Nugent (FL-11)
  • Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
  • Bill Young (FL-13)
  • Dennis Ross (FL-15)
  • Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
  • Tom Rooney (FL-17)
  • Allen West (FL-18)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21)
  • Sandy Adams (FL-24)
  • David Rivera (FL-26)
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

Challengers

  • Connie Mack IV (SEN)
  • Dave Weldon (SEN)
  • James Jett (FL-03)
  • Steve Oelrich (FL-03)
  • Richard Clark (FL-06)
  • Ron DeSantis (FL-06)
  • Craig Miller (FL-06)
  • Julius Melendez (FL-09)
  • Mark Oxner (FL-09)
  • E.J. Otero (FL-14)
  • Joe Arnold (FL-17)
  • Joe Davidow (FL-19)
  • Byron Donalds (FL-19)
  • Chauncey Goss (FL-19)
  • Paige Kreegel (FL-19)
  • Trey Radel (FL-19)
  • Adam Hasner (FL-22)
  • Ozzie deFaria (FL-23)
  • Karen Harrington (FL-23)
  • Joe Kaufman (FL-23)

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ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Minnesota


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 11:30 AM PERMALINK


ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Minnesota

Ahead of Minnesota’s Congressional primaries on Tuesday, ATR is proud to announce the list of Minnesota’s Federal Pledge Signers.

Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Minnesota who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on August 14th. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Incumbents

  • John Kline (MN-02)
  • Erik Paulsen (MN-03)
  • Michele Bachmann (MN-06)
  • Chip Cravaack (MN-08)

Challengers

  • Allen Quist (MN-01)
  • David Gerson (MN-02)
  • Lee Byberg (MN-07)

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ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Wisconsin


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 11:30 AM PERMALINK


ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Wisconsin

Ahead of Wisconsin’s Congressional primaries on Tuesday, ATR is proud to announce the list of Wisconsin’s Federal Pledge Signers.

Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Wisconsin who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on August 14th. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:

Incumbents

  • Paul Ryan (WI-01)
  • Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
  • Tom Petri (WI-06)
  • Sean Duffy (WI-07)
  • Reid Ribble (WI-08)

Challengers

  • Mark Neumann (SEN)
  • Tommy Thompson (SEN)
  • Jeff Fitzgerald (SEN)
  • Lauren Stephens (WI-06)

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ATR Releases List of Federal Pledge Signers in August 14th Primaries


Posted by Eric Oldfather on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 11:30 AM PERMALINK


ATR Releases List of Federal Pledge Signers in August 14th Primaries

Ahead of the Congressional primaries on Tuesday August 14th, ATR is proud to announce the list of federal Pledge signers from Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on August 14th. Linked below are the lists of today’s primaries’ incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

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