Chuck DeVore: First Candidate to Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge in California Senate Race


Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM PERMALINK

Recently, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore became the first candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for the U.S. Senate seat in California. Assemblyman DeVore is extremely familiar with the Pledge as he’s a Pledge signer on the state level and chairs the Taxpayer Protection Caucus in the California State Assembly.

The U. S. Senate seat is currently occupied by Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer. Boxer has served as the junior Senator from California since 1993.

To see ATR’s official statement on DeVore signing the Pledge, click “read more.”

 
Chuck DeVore (R-Calif.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Senatorial candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chuck DeVore, a Republican running for the US Senate in California, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
 
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers ,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“By signing the Pledge, Chuck DeVore demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in California.”
 
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

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