Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), is a commitment to the American taxpayer to “oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1986. In the 112th Congress, 41 U.S. Senators and 236 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, thirteen governors and over 1,250 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“By signing the Pledge, Governor Romney keeps the faith of the American taxpayer by taking tax hikes off the table as President,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Politicians in Washington should be focused on reducing government spending.”

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