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Justin Amash becomes First Pledge Signer in Michigan's 3rd District


Posted by Amir Iljazi on Monday, April 12th, 2010, 2:29 PM PERMALINK


State Representative and congressional candidate Justin Amash recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his bid for the Michigan’s 3rd district. Amash becomes the first pledge signer in what could be a very crowded race for an open seat this November.

Amash will be competing in the GOP Primary, being held in early August, for the opportunity to replace retiring Congressman Vern Ehlers. Cook Political Report classifies the seat as “Solid Republican” with a PVI of R + 6; so certainly the winner of the GOP Primary should be in good shape for the November general election. Amash has already distinguished himself in this race by signing the pledge, whereas the outgoing incumbent Vern Ehlers chose not to be a signer.
 
With his signing of the pledge, Justin Amash has made clear to the taxpayers in the 3rd district that he will be looking out for their best interests. Amash has made a commitment that, if elected, he will stand against tax hikes that have been a part of the Pelosi-Obama-Reid agenda over the past year. ATR continues to reach out to candidates in MI-03 and all across the country to encourage them to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 
Justin Amash (R-Mich.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Justin Amash, a Republican running in Michigan’s 3rd 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, 34 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, Justin Amash demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Michigan’s 3rd 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

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