Oct. 6, 2010 (Business Wire) -- The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) today announced its endorsement of Rep. Jim Jordan, and 9th Congressional District challenger Rich Iott, who are seeking election to Congress in Ohio.
"In this time of massive new government spending and bailouts, huge budget deficits, public debt, and inefficient bureaucracies, taxpayers need friends in Washington who will defend their interests, not the special interests," said Thomas Schatz, Chairman of CCAGW PAC. "That is why CCAGW PAC supports these candidates, who are bona fide fiscal conservatives committed to reducing the size of government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse."
Both candidates are principled advocates for lower taxes and smaller government. Rep. Jordan received a score of 97 percent in the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste's (CCAGW) 2009 Congressional Ratings, earning the rank of Taxpayer Hero. Congressional challenger Rich Iott responded to CCAGW's questionnaire and signed CCAGW's "No Pork Pledge." These documents indicate that he will fight for limited government and lower taxes, and will not request earmarks. "The CCAGW score, pledge, and questionnaire all confirm that these candidates will seek ways to control spending and eradicate wasteful programs," declared Schatz.
"In the current political and fiscal climate, Congress has engaged in a historically unprecedented level of spending, and is supporting actions that will mortgage our children's futures. On November 2, 2010 voters in Ohio should support these candidates so that they can fight for fiscally conservative principles that are vital to the taxpayers in the 112th 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 Government Waste Political Action Committee. http://www.ccagwpac.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
Erica Gordon, 202-467-5330