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Pro-Tax GOPers vs. Anti-Tax IAPers

Les McKay, the Independent American Party (IAP) candidate for Assembly District 21, signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge this week. Neither the Republican challenger, Mark Sherwood, nor the Democrat incumbent, Ellen Spiegel, have similarly pledged to the voters of AD 21 that they will not vote to raise taxes if elected.

This could be another race where conservatives and tea party activists go third party in November, thus costing the GOP a possible pick-up in the lower legislative house.

The same situation exists in Assembly Districts 13 and 15 – where the IAP candidates have made the anti-tax hike commitment and signed the Tax Pledge while the GOP candidates have not.

Republicans never seem to learn.