Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for his U.S. Senate race. By signing the Pledge, Buck becomes the first candidate in a large primary field to commit to protecting Coloradans’ wallets from higher taxes. ATR strongly encourages all candidates in this race to sign the Pledge. The U.S. Senate seat is currently occupied by Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet.
Cook Political Report rates this as a “Leans D” race while CQ Politics also rates this race as “Leans D.”
To see ATR’s official statement on Ken Buck signing the Pledge, click read more.
Ken Buck (R-Colo.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Senatorial candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ken Buck, a Republican running for the US Senate in Colorado, 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, Ken Buck demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Colorado.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.