AFP – Texas Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz

February 22, 2012

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012
Contact: Peggy Venable, (512) 423-2947 or

Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz

-Signs Defending the American Dream Pledge-

[img_assist|nid=26623|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=236|height=300]AUSTIN—The Texas chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-TX) today applauded U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz for signing the group’s Defending the American Dream Pledge. Cruz joins more than 60 elected officials and candidates across Texas on the federal, state and local levels who are pledging to “support limiting spending growth to population growth plus inflation; creating Emergency and Budget Stabilization funds with excess tax revenue, and returning any tax dollars above the necessary amount back to the taxpayers through tax cuts; and requiring voter or legislative supermajority approval for tax and spending increases.”

“Government should be fiscally disciplined and not pose an unnecessary burden on the taxpayers, especially in this economic environment,” said AFP-TX State Director Peggy Venable. “We encourage all of Texas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign.”

To see the full list of signers, please click here.

“Thanks to the leadership of these individuals who have pledged to protect the taxpayer’s interests, Texas has become the beacon of fiscal sanity in the United States,” said Venable. “Good policies promote prosperity, as we have seen in our state. Our initiative,, highlights the policies and elected officials who have followed the guidelines of this pledge, and this has led to great prosperity in Texas.”

The pledge is available online by clicking here. AFP does not endorse candidates. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in support of these three taxpayer protections.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.8 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.


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