Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political
Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsements of Reps. Steve
Chabot (R) and Jim Jordan (R), who are running for re-election in Ohio.
“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. Chabot and
Jordan, who are fiscal conservatives committed to reducing the size of
government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.”
Both of these candidates have been principled advocates for lower taxes
and smaller government and were designated “Taxpayer Heroes” in CCAGW’s 2011
Congressional Ratings. Rep. Chabot received a score of 98
percent and Rep. Jordan received a rating of 92 percent. “The CCAGW Congressional
Ratings certify that these candidates will continue to strive to
control spending, fight for lower taxes, and eradicate wasteful
programs,” declared Schatz.
The CCAGW PAC also urges Ohio voters to closely examine the records of
all incumbents because some have received abysmal vote ratings. Rep. Tim
Ryan (D), for example, received a score of 5 percent in the CCAGW 2011
Congressional Ratings, the same as his lifetime rating, earning the
rank of “Hostile to Taxpayers,” and Rep. Betty Sutton (D) scored 9
percent in 2011 and has a lifetime rating of 4 percent. Reps. Ryan’s and
Sutton’s ratings demonstrate continued support for higher taxes and
profligate spending, which have placed the country on a path to fiscal
“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 Ohio should support Reps. Chabot and Jordan, 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. Ryan and Sutton, 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 Government Waste Political
Action Committee. http://www.ccagwpac.org.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.