The Hill: Conservative group launches 'Naughty or Nice' list on taxes
Americans For Prosperity has launched a “Naughty or Nice” list to highlight lawmakers the conservative group says are either on the wrong or right side of the tax reform debate.
The “naughty” list reads like a roster of lawmakers likely to face primary challenges from the right, largely because of their positions on tax increases or spending cuts.
It includes Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), as well as Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Pete King (R-Iowa) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Chambliss recently pushed back against Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge and in doing so indicated he might be open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans, a plank of President Obama’s deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” that Republicans have thus far refused to accept.