ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Ohio's 5th Congressional District need a true taxpayer advocate who will courageously fight for lower taxes and limits on federal spending. That's the assessment of the National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund (NTUCF), which today announced it has endorsed Ohio State Senator Steve Buehrer in the Republican primary special election to replace the late Representative Paul Gillmor. "During his years in the Ohio Legislature, Steve Buehrer has consistently opposed tax hikes and supported fiscal responsibility. Taxpayers can depend on Steve to do the same in Congress," said NTUCF Chairman David Stanley. "Now, when the tax cuts that revived our economy are under attack and wasteful spending is drowning taxpayers in red ink, Ohioans need Steve's steady hand and common-sense approach in this Congress." Stanley observed a key difference between Buehrer and his main opponent, State Representative Bob Latta: When former Governor Bob Taft submitted a budget with a massive tax hike and a 10 percent increase in spending, Latta supported it. Steve Buehrer added to his rock-solid record by opposing that budget despite pressure from his own party. "Steve Buehrer has proven he has the courage to face down big-spending special interests," Stanley noted. "He had the backbone to oppose a Governor from his own party and stand up for the people who pay government's bills." "Steve Buehrer's distinguished record on behalf of Ohio taxpayers gives voters of the 5th District real hope that he'll bring needed change to Congress," Stanley added. "Fifth District residents deserve a principled, effective advocate for tax relief and spending restraint." Stanley emphasized the close votes in the current Congress on vital taxpayer issues such as upholding Presidential vetoes of reckless spending, and said, "This makes Buehrer's election to the House all the more imperative." Stanley concluded, "With his strong pro-taxpayer record, Steve Buehrer is the obvious choice. NTUCF is proud to endorse him in the November 6 Republican primary."
SOURCE National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund