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Dan Quiggle Signs ‘Taxpayer Protection Pledge’

danquiggleBusinessman and State Senate Candidate Dan Quiggle announced today that he has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored
by Americans for Tax Reform.

The Americans for Tax Reform Pledge commits signers to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

Of the pledge Quiggle said, “Florida families are over-taxed.
Whether they call it a 'user fee' or a 'tax,' I will fight any attempt to
take more money from the pockets of working families.”

As the Florida Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, Quiggle has made the fight for lower taxes his signature issue. In 2008, his group rallied opposition to the Mayor's Jacksonville Journey program, labeling it as a $250 million property tax increase.

“I’m sick and tired of watching Republicans behave like Democrats. This pledge helps taxpayers hold the politicians accountable,” Quiggle added.

Americans for Tax Reform has offered the Pledge to all candidates for
federal and state office since 1987. To date, former President George W. Bush, 41 U.S. senators, and 192 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed it. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,200 state legislators have added their names.

The special election for the State Senate seat formerly held by Jim King will be held on September 15th. Quiggle is one of four announced Republicans, though former State Representative Aaron Bean is expected to soon pull out of the race.

11 Responses »

  1. BRAVO! Count me in as a member of the Q-team for better governance.

  2. Dan Quiggle will make an excellent Senator! No more tax increases during a recession!!

  3. Dan Quiggle is a man we can count on not to waver. He is a man of principle who is committed to our great Republican ideals. Seldom do we have the opportunity to support a candidate of this caliber. I am proud to be a supporter.

  4. i met dan at a leadership seminar in jacksonville, he gave direct answers as to his dedication to prevent additional taxation and was very honest to our group. as a nurse i believe dan will provide us with the needed leadership and conservative values we have all waited for. GO DAN!

  5. Don't we have a republican mayor right now that pledged not to raise taxes????

    We see where that got us.

    At what point do the people stop buying into this crap?? Quiggle signs this pledge, then all of his minions fill the blog with how he is an unwavering messiah. Same garbage, different politician.

    Sorry Dano, I am not sold. I am tired of pledges and promises.

    • Your skepticism is entirely warranted. Peyton, unfortunately, is now and has always given Republicans a bad name. Remember when he endorsed Corrine Brown?

      Unfortunately, we have to take politicians running for office at their word (for their first term). That's why the Americans for Prosperity drafted the pledge - because we don't have past performance to use as a yardstick.

      I say, let's give DQ a chance - he can't be any worse than what we've already got.

  6. Yeah, and you're refering to Peyton? You just sound ignorant, frank; Dan quiggle is an extremely active member and chairman of Americans for prosperity, the organization who is constantly at the frontlines fighting those increases from that lying scumbag. Sorry to burst your bubble, but Dan is not only a great candidate- he is the cahnge we need. I wish he was running for a more powerful office, I'd vote for him for president. Keep it up, Dan!

    Ps- thanks for that vote for Obama, frank. It really did wonders for our economy. If we need less of anything, it's people like you.

  7. Yeah, and you’re refering to Peyton? You just sound ignorant, frank; Dan quiggle is an extremely active member and chairman of Americans for prosperity, the organization who is constantly at the frontlines fighting those increases from that lying scumbag. Sorry to burst your bubble, but Dan is not only a great candidate- he is the cahnge we need. I wish he was running for a more powerful office, I’d vote for him for president. Keep it up, Dan!
    Ps- thanks for that vote for Obama, frank. It really did wonders for our economy. If we need less of anything, it’s people like you.

  8. This is what I am talking about. Make a comment that is not 100% for your candidate and the name calling starts. I didn't realize this was the TU blogs.
    This is the exact thing that turns me off as a republican. Is Dan Quiggle a good guy?? I have no idea. He probably is. I haven't even had the chance to study him. All I mentioned is that I don't buy the pledge routine.
    What I can assure you though is that you are ignorant. Instead of taking the time to explain your candidate, you result to name calling. It is ignorant because I am republican and I will be voting on this race September 15th. I do not know who I am voting for, but I know who I now WON'T be voting for.
    And on Tuesday the 15th, when Dan Quiggle is 3rd in the race, you can all ask yourselves just how many votes you lost because of garbage like this.

  9. Dan is completely qualified to hold this office. He is a true fiscal conservative who won't spend taxpayer money like a drunken sailor.