Former State Rep. Phil Krinkie has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his bid for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional seat. The Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, 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, 39 U.S. Senators and 219 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, fourteen governors and over 1,000 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

“I want to congratulate Phil Krinkie for taking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. America needs leaders who are committed to protecting taxpayers, and signing the Pledge demonstrates that kind of leadership,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

“A long-time Pledge signer and consistent fiscal conservative, Phil Krinkie demonstrates allegiance to hard-working taxpayers nationwide, as well as dedication to taxpayers in Minnesota. I applaud Phil for the leadership and dedication he showed by renewing the Pledge in his race for Minnesota's 6th Congressional seat.”

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

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