Bill Sali Wins Primary on Anti-Tax Platform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bill Sali, a Republican running for Idaho’s 1st congressional district, appealed tovoters using his anti-tax platform in the Tuesday primary. Sali signed the State Taxpayer Protection Pledgewhile he was in the Idaho legislature, and has distinguished himself by never voting for a single tax increase.

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, commits signers to “oppose anyand all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose anynet reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducingtax rates."

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, President George W.Bush, 47 U.S. senators, and 223 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, six Governors and over 1,260 state legislators have signed the Pledge as well.

“America needs leaders who are committed to protecting taxpayers, and signing our Pledge demonstrates that kind of leadership,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

"Protecting taxpayers should be the first priority of any legislator, whether at the state or national level," Norquist continued. "Bill Sali understands this important notion, and this is why he has taken the Pledge. I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign.”