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ATR applauds pledge signers from Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina ahead of the June 11 Primary

As voters from Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina head to the polling booth, they deserve to know where their candidates stand on crucial issues like taxes and spending.

Candidates often make campaign promises not to raise taxes, only to let taxpayers down once they are elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires candidates to put their pledge in writing, making it harder to change course.

Fortunately for voters in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina, these signatories of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge have made written commitments to oppose and vote against all income tax increases.

Maine:

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Nevada:

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North Dakota:

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South Carolina:

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Elected officials are not eligible for re-election

Americans for Tax Reform created the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in 1985 to strengthen candidates’ commitments to taxpayers. President Reagan called on all candidates to sign the pledge. He campaigned for and praised candidates who signed the pledge. Today, more than 1,400 federal and state elected officials and candidates are signatories to the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

There are currently 191 pledge signatories in the U.S. House of Representatives and 42 pledge signatories in the U.S. Senate. 85% of Republicans in Congress have signed the pledge and put their pledge to oppose tax increases in writing, unlike ZERO congressional Democrats who have made this pledge.

“Voters in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina are looking for solutions that get Americans back to work and grow the economy. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes is the first step in that process.”said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Unfortunately, the Democratic candidates for this position do not share this commitment. They are trying to reverse course and implement backward tax and spending policies that would only hinder economic growth and take more money out of the hands of taxpayers.

President Biden and Vice President Harris have pledged to raise taxes: They have both repeatedly promised to “eliminate,” “repeal,” “repeal” the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which lowered taxes for all Americans ‘ and ‘to reverse’.

New candidates regularly sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. For the most up-to-date information on this or other races, visit the ATR Pledge Database.

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