Taxpayer Watchdog Endorses Two North Carolina Congressional Candidates

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsements of Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Mark Meadows, who are running for Congress in North Carolina.

“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 Rep. McHenry and Mr. Meadows, who are fiscal conservatives committed to reducing the size of government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.”

Rep. McHenry, who is seeking re-election, has been a principled advocate for lower taxes and smaller government throughout his tenure in Washington. He was designated a “Taxpayer Hero” in CCAGW’s 2011 Congressional Ratings for his score of 89 percent. “The CCAGW Congressional Ratings certify that he will strive to control spending, fight for lower taxes, and eradicate wasteful programs,” declared Schatz.

“Rep. McHenry is an invaluable ally for taxpayers and anyone who abhors wasteful, bloated government,” added Schatz. “He is a staunch advocate for free enterprise and limited, efficient government, as evidenced by his votes to end misguided programs like $44 million for the useless National Drug Intelligence Center and cut $250 million for the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.

Mr. Meadows’s success in business has prepared him well for the House. His positions against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the auto bailouts indicate that he is a defender of free enterprise and an opponent of cronyism. In addition, by signing CCAGW’s No Pork Pledge, Mr. Meadows has agreed that, should he be elected, he will not request pork-barrel earmarks. Candidates who swear off earmarking are sending an unmistakable signal that, once they get to Washington, they intend to pursue an agenda of fiscal responsibility to restore credibility to the budget process.

“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 North Carolina should support Rep. McHenry and Mr. Meadows, so that they can fight for fiscally conservative principles that will be vital to taxpayers in the 113th Congress,” 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. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Leslie K. Paige, 202-467-5334
Luke Gelber, 202-467-5318

Source: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee