Patricia Lightner, a candidate running in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
Lightner is competing in the GOP Primary for the opportunity to succeed Democrat Congressman Dennis Moore, who recently announced he would be retiring in 2010.The Cook Political Report rates the seat as an R+3 on the PVI index, and has classified the contest as a “toss-up” in next year’s midterms.
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Patricia Lightner (R-Kan.) signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeCongressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ walletsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Patricia Lightner, a Republican running in Kansas’ 3rd 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, 33 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, Patricia Lightner demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Kansas’ 3rd 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.