December 7, 2009
For Immediate Release
McConnell For Congress
McConnell Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge
"Constituents are entitled to have it in writing."
Joining candidates and elected officials from across the country, Bob McConnell, conservative Republican candidate for the 3rd US Congressional District of Colorado, today announced that he has signed the Taxpayer's Protection Pledge. With this, he joins 172 members of the current House of Representatives who have signed the Pledge since July 7, 2009.
The pledge, a product of The American Tax Reform movement, commits a member of Congress or a candidate for a seat in Congress to oppose and vote against any effort to raise the federal income tax on individuals or corporations.
"Representatives use taxes as a way of rewarding lobbyists and special interests," McConnell said, "And thereby ensure their own job tenure. The American people are done. They've had it with tax, spend, and career politicians."
McConnell is gaining momentum and grassroots support throughout the 3rd District where the incumbent John Salazar is in his third term of office. According to the Americans for Tax Reform, John Salazar has not signed the Pledge.
"Let's give John Salazar his pink slip," McConnell said.
Tired of unresponsive "representatives" who do as they're told?
Governance is too important to leave in the hands of politicians. We need to hold our representatives feet to the fire. We must watch every bill, demand that they read it fully and listen to us. We must be relentless in our civic duty because we have been asleep too long.
- Bob McConnell
- Steamboat Springs, CO, United States
- I'm a conservative Republican who ran for Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District in 2010. Though I lost the primary I gained an amazing insight into how politics works, and I met hundreds of wonderful, concerned citizens. Let's stay engaged in the mission. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep the faith.