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VA-05 Candidate Once Targeted By Grover Norquist Now Signs His Anti-Tax Pledge

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When candidate Laurence Verga was the first to sign the pledge, Norquist issued a statement saying that Verga understands "Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government's coffers."

Norquist challenged the other candidates to sign on to the pledge as well.

In a statement to TPMDC, Verga said Hurt is a "career politician" who has an "atrocious" record on taxes.

A Hurt spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

As we've been reporting, this district could be the next NY-23, with the candidates attempting to out-conservative one another and even talk radio's Laura Ingraham getting involved.

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