Friday, January 15, 2010

Caligiuri Becomes First Connecticut Candidate to Sign “Repeal It!” Pledge,

A strong opponent of the Democrats’ unaffordable health care bill that promises to grow the size of government, today State Senator Sam Caligiuri became the first candidate in Connecticut to sign the Club for Growth’s “Repeal It!” pledge. Caligiuri is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (CT-5).

“From the way it is being negotiated, to the government-expanding provisions it is likely to include, most everything about this bill is wrong. We can and must work to make health care more affordable, but we can and must do it without growing the size of government or saddling future generations with even greater debt. And no piece of legislation this critical should be negotiated under a veil of secrecy or rushed to meet an arbitrary deadline,” said Caligiuri.

“Signing this pledge is my way of telling voters in Connecticut’s 5th District that I am committed to fighting government takeover of our healthcare, maintaining my record of fiscal conservatism, and limiting the role of government in our lives.”

Caligiuri’s signing of the Repeal It! pledge is yet another example of his commitment to exercising fiscal restraint and limiting the growth of government. Hailed by one newspaper as the “Last Sane Man in Hartford” for being the lone vote against Connecticut’s 2007-2009 state budget, Caligiuri has earned the reputation of staying grounded in his fiscal conservative principles, even in the face of political pressure.

Text of the Repeal It! Pledge

“I hereby pledge to the people of my district upon my election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.”

For more information about the Club for Growth’s Repeal It! Pledge, visit


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