Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, signed the Americans for Prosperity "No Climate Tax" Pledge, which states: "I, Jim Rubens, pledge to the American people that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”
Following the signing, Rubens offered the following statement:
"I'm a solutions-based candidate. My original revenue neutral tax swap idea is dead-on-arrival. Our nation’s climate and high energy cost problems still exist, so I crafted a free-market energy plan which, unlike other policy approaches, is strongly supported by conservatives and therefore enjoys the real prospect of becoming law.
“The AFP pledge is also completely consistent with other pledges I have signed against net tax revenue increases and represents no change to my longstanding opposition to any energy or climate plan that increases net tax revenue.”
Jim Rubens' free-market energy plan can be found at http://jimrubens.com/issues/energy.