Jim Anderson Now the Third Candidate to Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge in Kansas-04 Race


Posted by Amir Iljazi on Saturday, October 10th, 2009, 12:20 PM PERMALINK


Kansas Businessman Jim Anderson signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his Congressional bid for Kansas’ Fourth district seat in the 2010 midterm elections next November. Anderson becomes the third pledge signer in KS-04, giving the voters another contest with multiple pledge signers competing for the seat.

Anderson is running in the GOP Primary, which will be held statewide on August 3rd, for the chance to replace Pledge Signer and Senatorial candidate Todd Tiahrt. Tiahrt has served the 4th Congressional district since 1995, and has had an ATR lifetime rating of 95%. Anderson joins Dick Kelsey and Mike Pompeo, who have also taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the KS-04 contest. Cook Political Report has rated the race with a PVI of R+14, so the candidate that emerges from the GOP Primary is the likely winner on Election Day. 

With his signing of the Pledge, Jim Anderson has made it clear to the taxpayers in Kansas that he is looking out for them, and their best interests. 
 
The official ATR release on Jim Anderson can be read below;
 
James Anderson (R-Kan.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jim Anderson, a Republican running in Kansas’ 4th Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge 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, 33 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“By signing the Pledge, Jim Anderson demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Kansas’ 4th Congressional district.”
 
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
 
Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (202) 785-0266.

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