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Were Virginia Democrats For Pledges Before They Were Against Them?


Posted by Will Upton on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011, 4:23 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform received a letter today from Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds (D) stating: “I have been in office for a number of years and have cast thousands of votes.  I do not fill out questionnaires or make pledges because I do not believe questionnaires and pledges are indicative of the thought process required in legislating.” 

Sen. Deeds must have forgotten about signing the Virginia Gun Owners Coalition’s “Virginia Gun Owners Pledge” during his 2009 for run governor.  

This comes on the heels of a press release by the Virginia Democratic Party attacking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  If Virginia Democrats operate by the same logic as Sen. Deeds, then perhaps their aversion is just to the Taxpayer Protection Pledge – in short, Virginia Democrats just want to raise taxes.

To View A PDF of ATR's Press Release Click Here

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