Sheriff Tim Gobble recently became the first candidate in Tennessee’s third congressional district to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. According to Politics1, there are eight other candidates running in the Republican primary to replace Rep. Zach Wamp (R), who is retiring from Congress to run for governor. 

After announcing that he had signed the Pledge, Gobble said, “I have a record of holding the line on tax increases. As a member of Congress, I will support fiscal responsibility and oppose initiatives that create an undue tax burden on the American people. We are taxed enough already.”
Cook Political Report ranks TN-03 as R+13 on the Partisan Voter Index (PVI). Barring any unforeseen events, the winner of the Republican primary appears to be the likely winner in the general election.
To see ATR’s official release on Sheriff Gobble signing the Pledge, click “read more.”
Tim Gobble (R-Tenn.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim Gobble, a Republican running in Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional seat, 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, 35 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, Tim Gobble demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of Tennessee’s 3rd district.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
Copies of the Pledge are available at or by calling (122) 785-0266.