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Marco Rubio Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge for Florida's U.S. Senate Race


Posted by Adam Radman on Thursday, May 14th, 2009, 2:36 PM PERMALINK


Former Florida Speaker of the House Marco Rubio becomes the second candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today. Rubio also signed the Pledge while serving as a state legislator.

Click “read more” to see ATR’s press statement on Rubio’s decision to sign the Pledge.
 
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
U.S. senate candidate promises to protect Florida families
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Marco Rubio, a Republican running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, 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, six Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“Americans need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies. Therefore, I commend Mr. Rubio for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Signing and abiding by the Pledge is a clear indication of a candidate’s dedication to fiscal conservatism.” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“I applaud him for his leadership and dedication to the taxpayers of Florida. I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” Norquist continued.
 
Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (202) 785-0266. 

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