CCAGWPAC Supports Tom Coburn for U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGWPAC) today endorsed former Representative Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) in the general election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma. CCAGWPAC previously endorsed Rep. Coburn in the Republican primary. "Tom Coburn's strong anti-waste and anti-tax record resonates with the voters of Oklahoma," David Williams, a spokesman for CCAGWPAC, said. "As the general election nears, more and more Oklahomans will support him as the logical choice to protect their hard-earned money." Dr. Coburn served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001, fulfilling his self-imposed three-term limit. During that time, Dr. Coburn received a lifetime rating of 87 percent from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. A member of Congress with a rating greater than 80 percent qualifies as a "Taxpayer Hero." "Tom Coburn has the fiscal discipline and ability to fight on behalf of taxpayers, and that is why he should be the next Senator from Oklahoma," Williams continued. "Dr. Coburn believes that it is necessary to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, and provide tax relief, so that individuals can invest in their businesses and keep more of their own money for their families and retirement. In an era of growing deficits and fiscal irresponsibility on Capitol Hill, Rep. Coburn will provide a voice for taxpayers." During his six years in the House of Representatives, Dr. Coburn was a leader in the battle to reduce wasteful spending. He promoted a balanced budget and co-sponsored legislation aimed at eliminating unnecessary federal departments and agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also fought to reduce spending within the appropriations process, including saving taxpayers almost $1 billion in seven of the fiscal 2000 appropriations bills. Dr. Coburn even went as far as declining his own government pension and healthcare benefits, major perks for members of Congress. "Many politicians campaign on promises to cut wasteful spending, but develop fiscal amnesia when they arrive in Washington. Tom Coburn has already shown that he will work hard to help the people of Oklahoma keep more of the money they earn and give less to the government," Williams concluded. "Facing a $422 billion deficit, now, more than ever, we need people like Tom Coburn in the U.S. Senate." CCAGWPAC is affiliated with the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a 501(c)(4) organization. CCAGWPAC's mission is to support political candidates who will fight to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers.
SOURCE Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action
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