Today, three candidates for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination in California will face off on KTKZ at 12pm PT/3pm ET.
Two of the three candidates have already signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge including Assemblyman Chuck DeVore and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Former Congressman Tom Campbell has yet to sign the Pledge.
Both DeVore and Fiorina have taken strong stances on taxes. While in the state legislature, DeVore signed the state version of the Pledge and chaired the Taxpayer Protection Caucus in the Assembly. One of the first tasks undertaken by Fiorina as a candidate was to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Fiorina said:
I am proud to have signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge today as one of my first acts as a candidate for the United States Senate. As a fiscal conservative, it was a no brainer for me. I will not vote for new or higher taxes. Period. Tax, spend and borrow is not a governing philosophy, it’s a cycle of dependency and it’s one that must be broken.
To see the candidates discuss the Pledge more in their own words, check out DeVore’s video and Carly’s video here.
Today’s debate should be an interesting one. If you tune in, let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below!