Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Wisconsin to oppose higher taxes.

Vukmir has had a distinguished career in Badger State politics, which spans terms as a state senator and a state representative. Showing her dedication to Wisconsin taxpayers, Vukmir signed and kept the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on the state level and renewed her solemn promise to taxpayers by signing the “no new taxes” Pledge for the U.S. Senate race. ATR strongly encourages all candidates to make the same commitment to taxpayers.

“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Candidates running for public office like to say they will not raise taxes, but often turn their backs on the taxpayer once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires these candidates to put their rhetoric in writing. It is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials have signed the Pledge.

“We are ecstatic about Leah Vukmir’s strong commitment to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. I challenge all candidates for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.