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Taxpayer Watchdog Endorses Three Michigan Congressional Candidates

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsement of Reps. Justin Amash, Dan Benishek, and Bill Huizenga, who are seeking re-election to Congress in Michigan.

“Vigilance on cutting deficits and reducing the debt has never been more essential,” said CCAGW PAC Chairman Tom Schatz. “Taxpayers need friends in Washington who will defend their interests, not the special interests. That is why the CCAGW PAC is supporting Reps. Amash, Benishek, and Huizenga, who are bona fide fiscal conservatives committed to reducing the size of government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.”

Reps. Amash, Benishek, and Huizenga have been principled advocates for lower taxes and smaller government and were designated “Taxpayer Heroes” in CCAGW’s 2011 Congressional Ratings. Rep. Amash received a score of 94 percent, Rep. Benishek received a score of 90 percent, and Rep. Huizenga received a score of 90 percent. “The CCAGW Congressional Ratings certify that these candidates will strive to control spending, fight for lower taxes, and eradicate wasteful programs,” declared Schatz.

The CCAGW PAC also urges Michigan voters to closely examine the records of all incumbents because some have received abysmal vote ratings. Rep. John Conyers (D), for example, received a score of 8 percent in the CCAGW 2011 Congressional Ratings and has a lifetime rating of 13 percent, earning him the rank of “Hostile to Taxpayers.” Rep. Sander Levin scored 10 percent in 2011 and has a lifetime rating of 15 percent. Reps. Conyers’s and Levin’s ratings demonstrate continued support for higher taxes and profligate spending, which have placed the country on a path to fiscal ruin.

“In the current political and fiscal climate, Congress has engaged in an historically unprecedented level of spending, and is supporting actions that will mortgage our children’s futures. On November 6, 2012, voters in Michigan should support Reps. Amash, Benishek, and Huizenga, and other candidates like them, so that they can fight for fiscally conservative principles that will be vital to taxpayers in the 113th Congress. We also urge voters to oppose Reps. Conyers and Levin, who have been antagonistic to the interests of taxpayers throughout their tenures in Washington,” concluded Schatz.

CCAGW PAC is affiliated with the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a 501(c)(4) organization. CCAGW PAC’s mission is to support political candidates who will fight to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers.

Paid for by the Council for Citizens Against Waste Political Action Committee. http://www.ccagwpac.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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Leslie K. Paige, 202-467-5334
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Source: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC)