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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Romney: No new taxes
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Mitt Romney defended his decision to sign a "no-new-taxes" pledge, after refusing to do so in an earlier campaign.

"We all talk about benchmarks," Romney said. "Well, how about benchmarks in Washington? Let's lay out what we're going to get done. And instead of just talking about the same-old, same-old, let's streamline and make Washington more efficient."

Romney said recently he would not create new taxes, but criticized similar pledges when running for governor in 2002.

-- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich
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