Joshua Culling, the state affairs manager at ATR, wrote an op-ed for The Daily Caller highlighting Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R-Minn.) aversion to higher taxes. As governor of Minnesota, the only state Reagan lost in his 1984 re-election bid, Pawlenty has worked to reverse a culture of big government that saw spending increase an average of 21 percent per budget biennium from 1960 until his inauguration.
The Los Angeles Times mentioned ATR’s blog as an influential force in calling for Senate hopeful Tom Campbell (R-Calif.) to sign the “taxpayer protection pledge.”Campbell's argument has been that as a fiscal conservative and social moderate he is more in line with California voters than his two opponents, former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina and Orange County Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Both of whom have signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”
In a column discussing the GOP’s need to “think” local in 2010, The Daily Caller’s Liz Mair quotes Grover on important issues in PA-12. “This is the one district that has real financial problems and voters who still think they’re subsisting on earmarks.”
Kenneth Tomlinson of the Washington Examiner asserts that Steve Womack (3-Ark.) saw his support rise after he signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” Dick Morris came to the district to speak to a series of tea party events, he called Womack a “liberal” and urged tea party voters to work against him. But before Morris could leave town, Womack had signed the pledge, and Morris withdrew his stinging rebukes.