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Top Tier GOP Candidates Budd and McCrory Sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in N.C. Senate Race

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Posted by Adam L. Radman, Patrick Gleason on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, 2:14 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends Rep. Ted Budd and Gov. Pat McCrory for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in their race for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge is a written commitment to North Carolina taxpayers that they will oppose and vote against all income tax hikes. 

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break. 

“North Carolina voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. I commend Budd and McCrory for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy.” 

There are currently 179 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

“During his time as governor, Pat McCrory signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and kept his commitment to North Carolinians. Not only that, but Gov. McCrory also enacted a multi-billion-dollar income tax cut that remains a national model for pro-growth tax reform,” Norquist said. “Congressman Budd, meanwhile, has maintained the Taxpayer Protection Pledge that he signed as a member of the U.S. House. In addition to keeping that commitment, he voted for the Tax, Cuts, and Jobs Act, the federal tax reform enacted in 2017 that provided a net tax cut to the vast majority of American households.”  

In President Biden’s first year, he championed a multi-trillion tax and spend bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes would disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses. Taxpayers should expect more of the same for the remainder of his presidency. 

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth,” added Norquist. “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today.”  

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database. 

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Sen. Theresa Gavarone Makes “No New Taxes” Commitment in OH-09 Congressional Race


Posted by Adam L. Radman on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, 11:45 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends state Sen. Theresa Gavarone for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her race for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District seat. The Pledge is a written commitment to Buckeye State taxpayers that she will oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.

“Ohio voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. I commend Sen. Gavarone for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes. It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

There are currently 179 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

President Biden has been championing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes will disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses.

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today,” continued Norquist.

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database.

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Jake Evans Makes “No New Taxes” Commitment in GA-06 Congressional Race

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Posted by Adam L. Radman on Monday, October 18th, 2021, 1:00 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends attorney Jake Evans for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District seat. The Pledge is a written commitment to Peach State taxpayers that he will oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.

“Georgia voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. I commend Jake Evans for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes. It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

There are currently 178 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise.

President Biden has been championing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes will disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses.

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today,” continued Norquist.

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database.

Photo Credit: Jake Evans for Congress

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Matt Dolan Makes “No New Taxes” Commitment in OH U.S. Senate Race

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Posted by Adam L. Radman on Thursday, October 7th, 2021, 8:27 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends State Senator Matt Dolan for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat. The Pledge is a written commitment to Buckeye State taxpayers that he will oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.


Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.

For those candidates who refuse to sign the Pledge, voters should wonder why this politician chooses to leave the door open to tax hikes.

“Ohio voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. I commend State Senator Matt Dolan for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes. It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

There are currently 178 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise. 

President Biden has been championing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes will disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses.

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today,” continued Norquist.

Senator Dolan joins Jane Timken in signing the federal Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman’s retirement. The primary is May 3, 2022, and the filing deadline for candidates is February 2, 2022.

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database.

Photo Credit: Matt Dolan for U.S. Senate

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Karoline Leavitt Makes “No New Taxes” Commitment in NH-01 Race

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Posted by Adam L. Radman on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, 2:44 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) commends congressional candidate Karoline Leavitt for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Granite State taxpayers that she will oppose and vote against all income tax hikes.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing, so the promise is much harder to break.

For those candidates who refuse to sign the Pledge, voters should wonder why this politician chooses to leave the door open to tax hikes.

“New Hampshire voters are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. I commend Karoline Leavitt for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and promising to hold the line on taxes. It’s the first step in jump-starting the economy,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform

There are currently 178 Pledge signers in the U.S. House and 44 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate. 85% percent of all congressional Republicans have made the written commitment to oppose higher taxes. In contrast, ZERO congressional Democrats have made that promise. 

President Biden has been championing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which includes the largest tax increase since 1968. These tax hikes will disproportionately hurt workers, retirees, consumers, and small businesses.

“Voters have a right to know where candidates stand on taxes before heading to the voting booth. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a simple litmus test that tells voters I’ll work to protect your wallet. I encourage all candidates for elected office to make this commitment today,” continued Norquist.

New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. For the most up-to-date information on this race or any other, please visit the ATR Pledge Database

Photo Credit: Karoline for Congress

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Amanda Makki Makes “No New Taxes” Commitment in FL-13 Race

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Posted by Adam L. Radman on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, 4:31 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates congressional candidate Amanda Makki for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to Sunshine State taxpayers to oppose income tax hikes. 

Makki joins several members of the Florida delegation in making this commitment, including Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The idea of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Ms. Makki’s commitment to the taxpayers of Florida. I challenge all candidates running for elected office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.

On August 18th, 2020, Amanda Makki will face off against several Republican primary opponents. Current incumbent Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist has not signed the Pledge.

Photo Credit: Amanda Makki for Congress

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