By Kevin Franck, Mass. Democratic Party
“Randy Hunt says one thing to Tea Party and Republican leaders and something else entirely to voters on the Cape."
- John Walch, MDCIn a debate last week, Republican Rep. Randy Hunt repeated a claim that he never signed Grover Norquist’s infamous no tax pledge, even though he is listed by Norquist’s organization as a signatory. That group Americans for Tax Reform makes very clear that pledge never expires and signers are bound to Norquist as long as they remain in the public light.
Like many Tea Party Republicans, Hunt signed Norquist’s pledge in hopes of passing the Republican Party’s increasingly strict purity tests. Back at home, though, Hunt tells voters that he never signed the pledge.
“Randy Hunt says one thing to Tea Party and Republican leaders and something else entirely to voters on the Cape,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh. “The pledge that Hunt signed has been a major obstacle to bipartisan compromise in Boston and Washington, DC."