Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Toomey for Senate

Oct 21, 2010, 15:40 ET from National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians need a Senator who stands for principles over politics as well as limited government over new spending schemes; Pat Toomey is the man for the job, according to the National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund (NTUCF), the political action arm of the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU). Today NTUCF announced it has endorsed Pat Toomey for the U.S. Senate.

"Pat Toomey left Congress six years ago and taxpayers have keenly felt his absence," said NTUCF President Duane Parde. "During his tenure in Congress, Pat proved to be a true Taxpayers' Friend; his votes against one of the largest entitlement expansions since the Great Society and costly farm mandates prove that Toomey will fight tirelessly to protect taxpayers from an overbearing government."

Parde noted that Toomey earned high marks on NTU's annual Rating of Congress. The Rating, based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns Representatives a "Taxpayer Score" and letter grade reflecting their commitment to limited government.  While in Congress, Toomey received straight "A's" and finished as high as 3rd in the overall rankings. "Pat is one of the few Members of Congress, current or retired, who can boast such a stellar record fighting for taxpayers," Parde added.

In contrast, Toomey's opponent, Joe Sestak, has backed massive government spending. Sestak voted for the $787 "stimulus" boondoggle that mired the nation in further debt, but he has failed to drive down unemployment as promised.  Sestak also voted for Obama's government-run health care scheme, which is loaded with new taxes and spending. On the National Taxpayers Union's Rating, Sestak has earned single-digit scores – low enough for "F" grades – during his first three years in office (the 2010 Rating has not yet been released).

"Pat Toomey is poised to be a leading advocate for taxpayers," Parde concluded. "Pennsylvanians should elect Toomey to restore fiscal sanity to a legislative body that has forgotten the principles of limited government and free enterprise."  

Note: NTUCF is the political action arm of NTU, the nation's oldest grassroots taxpayer organization. NTU, founded in 1969, created the NTU Campaign Fund in 1994. NTUCF's endorsement decisions require a unanimous vote on a nonpartisan basis by a four-member committee.

SOURCE National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund