We are very pleased to announce that John Buckley, running for US Senate in West Virginia, has pledged to Reject the Debt. Buckley is one of several candidates vying to fill the open seat left by retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D).
Read more in our press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
JOHN BUCKLEY PLEDGES TO ‘REJECT THE DEBT’ IN WEST VIRGINIA SENATE RACE
Buckley joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes over 50 candidates and elected officials nationwide.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (April 23, 2014) – John Buckley, candidate for US Senate in West Virginia, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Buckley will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
Buckley, seeking to fill retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller’s seat in November, joins 52 additional candidates from across the country. Previous signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1). Buckley
Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:
“Powerful special interests support the status quo of irresponsible spending. Faced with these special interests, elected officials in all parties tend to forget their promises of restraint just about as soon as they get to Washington. That’s why we need accountability.
“We’re thrilled Mr. Buckley has joined our growing coalition,” he added, “and citizens in West Virginia should be thrilled as well.”
The Coalition will reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending in 2014.
The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. Its Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.
More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found online at http://www.ReduceSpending.org/