Republican presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have each refused to sign a pledge not to raise taxes if either is elected as the nation’s chief executive.

Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative group that advocates a single rate flat tax, has requested that the field of 10 GOP candidates sign its Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office committing them to opposing increases in federal income tax.

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