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Bills on tax reform: ‘I’ve been saying this all along’

After saying he supports raising tax revenue to pay down the deficit, U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills said he knows he’ll run afoul of anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.

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In his Tuesday statement, Bills said he’s been supporting those plans throughout his campaign, despite signing the ATR pledge. At the Humphrey Institute on Monday, he acknowledged that he would run afoul of Norquist if elected.

“I don’t care if I have to have a verbal or physical confrontation with Grover Norquist,” he said, per the Pioneer Press. “I’m going to vote for the compromise because that’s what my students in my high school classes — and (they are) the reason why I’m running — would want me to do.”