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Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 09:51AM
Concord, NH - Recalling the legacy of the late Governor Mel Thomson, Ovide Lamontagne, Republican candidate for Governor, today signed the Americans for Prosperity-NH (AFP-NH) pledge, committing to lowering taxes, lowering spending, and reducing the size of government.
Tom Thomson, Honorary Chairman of AFP-NH and the son of the the late Governor Mel Thomson, introduced the pledge by discussing how his father created the document in 1968 as a way of letting the citizens of New Hampshire know, before they cast their vote, that a candidate would stand firm on cutting taxes and cutting spending.
Commenting on his decision to sign the pledge, Lamontagne said, "As Governor, I would following in the footsteps of Governor Thomson and stand firm against a runaway federal government and the special interests in Concord in order to keep spending in check, taxes low and our budget balanced. Doing so will help us preserve the New Hampshire Advantage and go a long way in making New Hampshire the best state in the country to do business and to raise a family."
Lamontagne was named the 2011 Conservative of the Year by AFP-NH. He took ‘The Pledge’ to veto any broad-based sales or income tax on the day he announced his campaign for Governor.
Photo attachments: Ovide signing the pledge; Ovide delivering remarks with the "tax ax." No photo credit necessary.