Mike Huckabee today delivered a signed copy of the Presidential Taxpayer Protection Pledge to Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

The Pledge binds signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”


“It was not difficult to pledge not to raise the income tax rates at the federal level,” Huckabee said in a news release.

Meanwhile, the head of public policy for the Southern Baptist Convention today signaled that evangelicals will not support Rudolph Giuliani‘s presidential candidacy.


Calling the messy breakup of Rudy Giuliani’s second marriage “divorce on steroids,” a Southern Baptist leader said the Republican presidential hopeful’s personal life may be too tempestuous for evangelical voters to tolerate.