WASHINGTON, DC—Today Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist sent a letter to the Nevada Legislature urging them to oppose Gov. Brian Sandoval’s second attempt to raise taxes. As if last year’s massive tax increase wasn’t enough, this $600 million proposal plants Gov. Sandoval firmly outside the GOP mainstream when it comes to taxes and effectively takes him out of consideration for a Vice Presidential nod.

In his letter, Norquist suggested that Sandoval reach out to 28 Republican governors who reformed government and cut spending to balance their budgets. An excerpt from the letter:

Certainly one could publically announce that one should never be considered for the vice-presidency as a Republican in ways less damaging to the taxpayers of Nevada. They did nothing to deserve this.

You might suggest that Gov. Sandoval spend some taxpayer money to make a phone call to Governor John Kasich of Ohio, or Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, or Scott Walker of Wisconsin, or Rick Snyder of Michigan, or Rick Scott of Florida, or Rick Perry of Texas, or Mitch Daniels of Indiana, or Paul LePage of Maine, or Susana Martinez of New Mexico, or Chris Christie of New Jersey, or Bob McDonnell of Virginia, or Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, or Sam Brownback of Kansas, or Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Sean Parnell of Alaska, or Robert Bentley of Alabama, or Nathan Deal of Georgia, or Butch Otter of Idaho, or Terry Branstad of Iowa, or Phil Bryant of Mississippi, or Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, or Dave Heineman of Nebraska, or Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, or Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico, or Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, or Bill Haslam of Tennessee, or Gary Herbert of Utah, or Matt Mead of Wyoming.

They could teach him how to govern rather than raise taxes on Nevadans, as each of them did in their own states last year.

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at [email protected].