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GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy pledges not to raise taxes


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CROFTON, Md. – In a move to distance himself from moderate Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich, Brian Murphy has announced that he will not raise taxes if elected governor.

Murphy’s pledge contrasts with Ehrlich as the former governor has not pledged against tax increases.

(From a press release)

“Thanks to the Ehrlich-O’Malley administration, next year Maryland will face a record deficit. We need a governor who has had a real job, and who will run the government like a business or home. Our government must live within its means. We already have one of the highest tax rates in the country, so our government has plenty of money. The worst thing we can do is to raise taxes, and this is why I have made the commitment not to raise a single tax or fee,” Murphy stated.

“Why won’t O’Malley and Ehrlich make the same commitment? A vote for either of them is a vote for continued reckless spending and job destruction. Maryland residents are making tough choices. They expect the same from their government.”

The Republican gubernatorial primary is set for September 14.

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  • Kojo 4 years ago

    If a candidate makes a bold pledge and no one hears him, does he make a sound?

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    LOL - Good one Kojo

  • Dumb shite 4 years ago

    Yes Kojo, good one!

    Well, here we have a new face. Not an incumbent.
    RE-ELECT NO Incumbents.
    Is he saying what we want to hear? Yes. Can he follow through if elected? Yes, if he is to believed. Will it matter if most incumbents are RE-ELECTED? No.
    Will it matter if NO incumbents are re-elected? YES!

    The only way to know for sure is to give them a term.
    Good luck Mr Murphy. I had a rep named Murphy one time until Glendenning killed his district, you bastards!