Today, State Rep. Cory Gardner became the first candidate in Colorado’s 4th congressional district to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Gardner currently serves as the House Minority Whip in the Colorado State House.

According to Politics1, two other Republicans are currently in the race: Tom Lucero, University of Colorado Regent & Businessman, and Diggs Brown, Fort Collins City Councilman and Afghan War Veteran.
To see ATR’s official statement on Gardner signing the Pledge, click “read more.”
Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cory Gardner, a Republican running in Colorado’s 4th Congressional seat, 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, 35 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, Cory Gardner demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Colorado’s 4th district.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
Copies of the Pledge are available at or by calling (122) 785-0266.