Tim Walberg became the first candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in Michigan’s seventh Congressional District race. Walberg is seeking a rematch against current Congressman Mark Schauer. Schauer defeated Walberg in 2008 by two percentage points.

While President Obama won this district by six percentage points in 2008, former President Bush took this district in 2004 (54%) and 2000 (51%). Cook Political Report gives this district a PVI of R+2 with a rating of “Leans D.”
To see ATR’s official statement on Walberg signing the Pledge, click “read more.” 
Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim Walberg, a Republican running in Michigan’s 7th 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, Tim Walberg demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Michigan’s 7th 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.