Tennessee State Senator Diane Black, who is running for congress in the “Volunteer” State’s 6th Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. This makes TN-06 one of the many races where multiple pledge signers are competing in the Primary ballot this summer.
Black is vying in the August GOP Primary for the chance at an open-seat in the November midterms. Cook Political Report classifies the district as a R+13 on the PVI index. The incumbent is retiring Congressman Bart Gordon, who has served since 1985 when he replaced Senator-elect Al Gore. The district certainly bodes well for whoever emerges from the primary, and the taxpayers will now have the chance to elect someone who is more in tune with their priorities, as opposed to an out-of-touch Congress willing to shoulder more and more debt onto working families in Tennessee, and across America.
As a pledge signer, Senator Black has made a commitment to the taxpayers in Tennessee that she will fight to ensure that their taxes are not increased. ATR encourages all candidates in TN-06, and every other state to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
The official release from ATR can be read below:
Diane Black (R-Tenn.) Signs the Taxpayer Protection PledgeCongressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ walletsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Diane Black, a Republican running in Tennessee’s 6th 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, 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.“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, Diane Black demonstrates that she understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Tennessee’s 6th 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