Kevin Grant Pledges to Reject the Debt

We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Grant, running for US House in Indiana’s 4th Congressional District, has pledged to Reject the Debt. Grant is one of several Republican candidates vying to replace Rep. Todd Rokita in November.

Read more in our press release below.


CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen


Grant joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes over 40 candidates and elected officials nationwide.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (April 1,  2014) – Kevin Grant, candidate for US House in Indiana, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Grant will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.

Grant, seeking to challenge Rep. Rokita in November,  joins 43 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).

Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:

“Powerful special interests push the bipartisan status quo of irresponsible spending, with no thought to the future. Faced with these special interests, elected officials in both parties tend to forget their promises as soon as they get to Washington. That’s why we need accountability.

“Only several states have had primaries thus far, and over 43 candidates have already gone on record. The issue is clearly resonating loudly across the country.

“We’re thrilled Mr. Grant has joined our growing coalition,” he added, “and citizens in North Carolina should be thrilled as well.”

On signing, Grant released the following statement:

“It’s time for a change in Congress.  I am deeply disappointed in the way that the U.S. Congress have conducted themselves during the past few years.  As a decorated combat veteran, husband, and father, I feel that our country is slipping away.  There are numerous challenges that face our great nation; I believe that balancing our budgets and controlling our debt is vital to the survival of our country.  Furthermore, I believe that we can overcome these issues by a “Changing of the Guard” in Washington D.C.   This is why I am running for the Congressional District #4 in Indiana. In order to move forward on these issues, I have shown support to the Coalition to Reduce Spending by signing their Reject the Debt Pledge.”

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


Rebekah Johansen
Media Relations
(850) 426-8898