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2 in GOP spurn Franks’ tobacco tax pledge

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 16, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 5/16/7

State Rep. Jamie Franks, the lone Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, promised to support a cigarette tax increase and challenged the two Republican candidates to do the same.

“No way,” Bryant said. “As a Republican, it’s not my nature to sign a pledge to increase taxes.”

Said Ross: “I’m not into making pledges to increase people’s taxes, especially when the overall tax burden on Mississippi needs to be reduced going forward.”

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