Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican running for governor of Florida, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).  The Pledge is a commitment to constituents to “oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

Currently, 7 Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the State Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  They join 33 Senators and 172 members of the House of Representatives who have signed the Pledge on the federal level.
“Florida residents need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies. I commend Bill McCollum for making a commitment to the taxpayers of Florida by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.  “By signing the Pledge, Bill McCollum demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Florida.”
ATR encourages all candidates in Florida’s gubernatorial race and down ticket races to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, making a commitment against tax increases on Floridians.
“I applaud Bill for his leadership and dedication to the ideals of limited government, and for putting taxpayers’ wallets ahead of government coffers,” added Norquist.  “I strongly encourage every candidate in Florida and in elected offices throughout the country to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”
To see a copy of the press release ATR sent out, click here