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“The Congressman signed the pledge as a candidate in 2010 for the 20th Congressional District,” his spokeswoman explained. “Regarding the pledge moving forward, Congressman Gibson doesn’t plan to re-sign it for the 19th Congressional District, which he now represents (the pledge is to your constituents of a numbered district).”
Indeed, the pledge itself is indeed addressed “to the taxpayers of the _____ district,” with the candidates filling in the blank. However, the next line of the pledge says “and to the American people,” which calls Mr. Gibson’s logic into question.