Businessman Danny Tarkanian and conservative activist Kenneth Wegner have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in their race for the Republican nomination in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.  The winner of the Republican primary will likely face Democrat and State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford in the general election.

The Cook Political Report has rated the race for Nevada’a 4th District as “Likely Democrat” with a PVI of D+2, while the Stu Rothenberg Report rates the race as “Lean Democrat”.  Generating excitement in Nevada’s 4th District Primary battle is businessman Danny Tarkanian, the son of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian and husband of new Nevada GOP chair Amy Tarkanian. With no incumbent, Tarkanian’s widespread name recognition could make Nevada’s new 4th District a major pick-up opportunity for Republicans.

By signing the Pledge, both Tarkanian and Wegner have made a written commitment to the taxpayers of Nevada 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, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,200 state legislators have signed the Pledge.


[PDF of Tarkanian Press Release]

[PDF of Wegner Press Release]