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.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_106/Timothy_Johnson_Says_Not_Bound_by_Tax_Pledge-212973-1.html?pos=hbtxt