Gov. Crist is the first candidate in the race to replace retiring Sen. Mel Martinez to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. According to Politics1, there are at least 7 other Republican candidates in this race.

Click “read more” to see ATR’s press statement on Gov. Crist’s decision to sign the Pledge.
Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
U.S. senate candidate promises to protect Florida families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, 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, six Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
“Americans need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies. Therefore, I commend Gov. Crist for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Signing and abiding by the Pledge is a clear indication of  a candidate’s dedication to fiscal conservatism.” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“I applaud him for his leadership and dedication to the taxpayers of Florida. I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” Norquist continued.
Copies of the Pledge are available at or by calling (202) 785-0266.