Among the exciting races taking place this year, ATR is thrilled to highlight these promising pledge signers and their highly anticipated races. Whether running against democratic incumbents, competing for a new or vacant seat, running in a toss up district, or defeating former incumbents, candidates Nick Begich, Kelly Tshibaka, Russell Fry, Christine Villaverde, Tyler Lee, Vikram Mansharamani, and Cassy Garcia have all made the written commitment to their respective constituents to reform government by never raising taxes, for which ATR commends them. 

In Alaska’s vacant congressional seat, Sarah Palin and Nick Begich are running to replace the recently deceased Rep. Don Young. Both candidates are Pledge signers and have advanced to an August 16 runoff. Nick Begich is currently ahead of other republican candidate Sarah Palin in fundraising and the race stands at a solid R. 

  • Kelly Tshibaka, running for U.S. Senate in Alaska, is leading just behind incumbent Lisa Murkowski. Tshikaba has the endorsement of Trump and the state party. 
  • Russell Fry recently defeated incumbent Rep. Tom Rice (Non-Pledge signer) in the South Carolina primary, taking about twice the number of votes as the former congress.  
  • Running in NC-02, Christine Villaverde’s opponent is democratic incumbent Deborah Ross while Tyler Lee is running against Alma Adams in NC-12 with a solid D PVI. 
  • Running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, Vikram Mansharamani has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge along with other candidates Chuck Morse and Don Bolduc.  
  • Former Ted Cruz aide Cassy Garcia won the Republican primary runoff against Sandra Whitten and is proceeding to the general election with democratic incumbent Henry Cuellar.  

ATR wishes these Pledge signers luck in their upcoming races and is pleased that so many promising candidates have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes, prioritizing the needs of taxpayers in their respective states.  

If your preferred candidates are not currently a Pledge signer, reach out to them with information on the Pledge and Americans for Tax Reform to ensure they have the opportunity to consider signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. If you are unsure as to whether or not your preferred candidates have signed, see the Pledge Database for the list of signers.