Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman

Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in MarylandBy Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will not sign any “no new taxes” pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The statement from Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell was in response to an appeal from anti-tax champion Grover Norquist for Bush to sign his Taxpayers Protection Pledge, in which candidates agree to oppose tax increases. “If Governor Bush decides to move forward, he will not sign any pledges circulated by lobbying groups,” Campbell said in a statement. He didn’t raise taxes.” Bush’s opposition to such pledges is longstanding.

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