But for two new members of Florida’s congressional delegation, signing or avoiding the pledge does not seem to be that big a deal.
Newly elected Ted Yoho is one of only 16 House Republicans who did not join Norquist’s ranks. And the list should have a 17th GOP name: U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent.
He is included as a signer, but said he did not re-sign for his new term.
Nugent says he is as staunchly against new or higher taxes today as he was when he first got elected — even if he didn’t ink Norquist’s pledge this time around.
“I signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge as a candidate to let people know where I stood on tax increases,” the Brooksville Republican said in a statement to the Ocala Star-Banner.
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