CONTACT: Rebekah Bydlak

Moore joins coalition that includes Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3), Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), and others.

RALEIGH, NC (March 19, 2019) – Businessman Jeff Moore, a Republican candidate to replace the late Representative Walter Jones, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s Reject the Debt pledge. The pledge stipulates that Moore will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.

In signing, Moore joins hundreds of candidates and elected officials from across the country, including Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Warren Davidson. Moore is the first candidate in his race to have signed.

Upon signing, Moore released the following statement:

Every dollar spent by politicians in Washington D.C. represents the hard work of the American that earned that dollar. As such, taxpayers, at a minimum, are owed the highest deference and a concerted effort to reduce wasteful spending of their hard-earned money. Without that effort, the spending patterns in our nation’s capital will leave us with generations of debt that threatens the very security of our nation. We must put a stop to the out of control spending in Washington and reduce the $22 trillion national debt and I pledge to do my part if elected.

Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, said the organization applauds Moore’s dedication in signing. “Powerful special interests stand opposed to reducing federal spending, and election promises are often as temporary as the races that produce them,” he said. “For a candidate to put his name to paper with this pledge shows commitment far above average.”

Congressman Walter Jones, Bydlak noted, was long a stalwart fiscal conservative, ranking among the top ten most fiscally conservative Representatives in the Coalition’s database. “Put simply,” Bydlak said, “voters in North Carolina should watch closely to see which candidates will carry on this legacy.”

The Coalition gives every elected official and candidate for federal office the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.


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