Mike Pompeo, a businessman and RNC Committeeman, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race to replace Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) in Kansas’s Fourth Congressional District. Pompeo joins State Sen. Dick Kelsey and Jim Anderson as the only other signer in the race. Rep. Tiahrt is running to replace retiring Sen. Sam Brownback.
Cook Political Report (subscription needed) ranks this district as the 71st most Republican in the nation with a PVI of R+ 14. CQ Politics ranks this race as “Safe Republican.” It appears that whoever wins the primary is most likely the winner in the general election.
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Michael Pompeo (R-Kan.) signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeCongressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ walletsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Michael Pompeo, a Republican running in Kansas’ 4th 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, Michael Pompeo demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Kansas’ 4th 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.