Writing yesterday in the New Hampshire Journal, Alex Talcott seizes on the current discussion on candidate-politician pledges. Talcott comes down in favor of pledges for their value in permitting “lesser-known, lesser-funded candidates [to] make a name for themselves by giving their word.”

Talcott writes:

2014, as a midterm election with likely less enthusiasm, will benefit from any voter education effort. Taking a pledge is newsy and easy to understand. Consider the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s “Reject the Debt” candidate and voter pledges at reducespending.org.

Talcott concludes, “Talk is cheap. Taking a pledge is free, but it’s invaluable for its no-spin nonpartisanship.”

We couldn’t agree more.

The Coalition to Reduce Spending’s “Reject the Debt” pledge has been signed by 23 candidates for federal office, including Senator-elect Ted Cruz of Texas. It will be one of the hallmark projects of the Coalition as we advance our mission to make spending the top issue in Washington, D.C.