Two Republican candidates in the South Carolina gubernatorial race, Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (R-03) and Atty. Gen. Henry McMaster (R-SC), signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge this week. The Pledge commits signers to, “oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

To date, 34 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.
“Americans, now more than ever, need leaders committed to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of government coffers.”
“By signing the Pledge, Atty. Gen. McMaster and Congressman Barrett demonstrate their commitment to hardworking South Carolina taxpayers. I applaud them for their leadership and dedication to the ideals of limited government and pro-growth policies,” added Norquist. “I strongly encourage, and challenge, every candidate for state and federal office to sign the Pledge.”