State Board of Education member and ex-CEO Linda McMahon recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in the 2010 Connecticut Senate contest. McMahon now joins two other GOP candidates who have signed the pledge, while the lone Democrat in the race has not.

McMahon is now competing in the Connecticut GOP Primary, being held August 10th, for the chance at winning the seat currently held by retiring Democratic Senator Chris Dodd. Having a pledge signing Senator in Connecticut would certainly be a welcome change for the taxpayers in the state. ATR’s lifetime rating for Dodd is just 5.7% over his decade-plus career in the Senate.

By signing the pledge, McMahon has made a commitment to the taxpayers in Connecticut that she will be on their side against tax increases. ATR continues to reach out to candidates all across the country urging them to join more than 300 federal candidates and sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

The official statement from ATR can be read below:

Linda McMahon (R-Conn.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Senatorial candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Linda McMahon, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut, 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 173 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, Linda McMahon demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Connecticut.”

“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.