AFP-Texas Applauds U.S. Congressional Candidate Richard Mack

March 13, 2012

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2012
Contact: Peggy Venable, (512) 423-2947 or

AFP-Texas Applauds U.S. Congressional Candidate Richard Mack

-Signs Defending the American Dream Pledge-

AUSTIN— Americans for Prosperity-Texas, the premier advocate of economic freedom with more than 110,000 members in the Lone Star State, today applauds U.S. Congressional Candidate Richard Mack (District 21) for signing AFP’s Defending the American Dream Pledge.

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

Mack joins more than 75 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.”

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 Defending the American Dream Pledge is available online by clicking here.

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in support of these 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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