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Rep. Tim Johnson calls Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge “disingenuous and irresponsible.”

Rep. Tim Johnson had some sharp words for the anti-tax pledge pushed by Americans for Tax Reform, the anti-tax group headed by Grover Norquist.

In 2002, Johnson (or someone from his staff) apparently signed on to a pledge to “oppose any and all efforts” to raise taxes.

Johnson says he is not bound by the pledge, and may not have even made it. He is seeking re-election in a newly-drawn, more Democratic district.

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