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May 31, 2012
 

Congressional candidate Kuykendall spurns pledges

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Steve Kuykendall

The following information was released by the campaign of Steve Kuykendall for Congress.

Steve Kuykendall, Republican for Congress in the newly created 47th Congressional District, released the following statement.

“At a time when more and more special interest groups are asking candidates to sign pledges binding their hands on issues, and more and more politicians are signing these pledges for political gain, I have decided to pledge to the people of the 47th Congressional District and to this country, that I will not sign these pledges and instead will continue what I have always done in public office –– follow the guiding principles of our great Republic and use my best judgment and feedback from the people I represent, to make decisions for this district and America.

Our country is in deep trouble and Washington is not working because politicians are more worried about saving their political fannies than doing what’s right. And special interest groups have too much influence over the decision making of our elected officials. Voters are looking for leaders who will make tough decisions and reach across party lines to build consensus –– solving problems, not playing partisan, political games.

As a former Congressman, State Assemblyman and local mayor I have always stood up for what is right. This election is not about being a Republican or a Democrat; it’s about being an American — and putting the needs of America ahead of all other agendas. Voters deserve that.”

List of 2012 pledges and questionnaires Kuykendall has been asked to sign include the following: League of Conservation Voters, Stop Eminent Domain Abuse, The Obama-Care Repeal Pledge, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino, National Pro-Life Alliance, National Right-to-Life Committee, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Pledge for Honest Candidates, Death Tax Repeal Pledge-by American Family Business Institute, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Taxpayer Protection Pledge, American Medical Association PAC, Project Vote Smart-Political Courage Test, Independent Voice, Campaign for Liberty-Reclaim the Republic- Restore the Constitution, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. National Association for Gun Rights, Gun Owners of America, Orange County, Pro-Family Candidate Campaign, Traditional Values Coalition.

Steve Kuykendall is a Marine Corps combat veteran, a businessman, and a former member of the California State Assembly (representing the city of Long Beach) and Congress. He and his wife Jan have three grown children and reside in the city of Long Beach.

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