Gloria Carlineo, a congressional candidate in Pennsylvania, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her race for the 8th district. This key Pennsylvania district is one of the more competitive races for this November’s midterm elections.
Carlineo, an attorney and GOP activist, is competing in next month’s GOP Primary to be the congressional nominee to go up against 2-term Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy. Murphy was elected in 2006 just narrowly defeating Mike Fitzpatrick by a margin of less than 1% of the total vote. Though Murphy was reelected in 2008, the 8th district had been held by a Republican since the early 1990’s before shifting in 2006. This year, Murphy will have to defend an unfriendly record to the taxpayers in the 8th district that includes a “yes” vote on a pork-laden “stimulus”; a job-killing cap-and-trade bill; and a tax hiking health care bill that narrowly passed congress.
ATR strongly urges all candidates running in PA-08, and across the nation to stand against outrageous tax and spend policies and sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
The official statement on Gloria Carlineo can be read below:
Gloria Carlineo (R-Penn.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gloria Carlineo, a Republican running in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional district, 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, Gloria Carlineo demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional district.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.