Tax Cut Now Party

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Tax Cut Now was a short-lived ballot line in New York. It was established by the New York Republican Party in 1994 to take advantage of New York's electoral fusion laws, providing Republican gubernatorial nominee George Pataki a ballot line that the Republican Party felt might attract Democratic voters in the 1994 New York gubernatorial election.[1] The Tax Cut Now line gave Pataki a third ballot line, along with the Republican and Conservative Party of New York lines.[2] Tax Cut Now was run in Albany, New York by the state Republican leadership.[3] The ballot line was open only to Republican candidates,[3] and its endorsements were identical to the Republican ballot line.[1]

Because the line drew more than 50,000 votes in the election, which Pataki won, it became eligible to run candidates for the next four years.[3] After the election, it was renamed the Freedom Party,[3][4] which led to a conflict with Al Sharpton, who unsuccessfully attempted to take control of the ballot line after he withdrew his then ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit against the group.[5] The ballot line did not nominated a candidate the 1998 gubernatorial election and folded as a result.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fisher, Ian (August 24, 1994). "Minor Parties File Petitions For Pataki and Rosenbaum" – via
  2. Pitney, John (April 1, 1997). "Fusion Energy". Reason.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Green, John Clifford; Bibby, John F.; Collet, Christian; Binning, William C.; Dwyre, Diana; Francia, Peter L.; Kolodny, Robin; Lawson, Kay; Hansen, Jerrold R.; Spitzer, Robert J. (2002). Herrnson, Paul S.; Green, John Clifford, eds. Multiparty Politics in America: Prospects and Performance. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 149. ISBN 9780742515994. Retrieved 31 July 2019. Search this book on Logo.png
  4. Michelson, Melissa R.; Susin, Scott J. (2004). "What's in a Name: The Power of Fusion Politics in a Local Election". Polity. 36 (2): 301–321. doi:10.1086/POLv36n2ms3235483. ISSN 0032-3497. JSTOR 3235483.
  5. Barrett, Wayne (September 24, 2010). "Andrew Cuomo and Black Voters — The Key to his Father's Victory, Will They Help the Son?". Village Voice. Retrieved 31 July 2019.

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