Turns out that Don Young is lying with a new ad claiming the endorsement from a group that has not given it. From the Anchorage Daily News
Now, Young has been running radio ads boasting that he landed an award from Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington D.C.-based watchdog group that combs through appropriations bills to root out government waste.
As the article noted, TCS has tried to shame them:
Taxpayers for Common Sense did give Young an award in 2003 — but it isn’t the kind of honor most members of Congress brag about. The group awarded Young their Golden Fleece Award for his backing of the Ketchikan-to-Gravina Island bridge, which became a powerful symbol of out-of-control spending and associated many Republicans with the worst excesses of earmarking.
Also, we are gratified to note that Young won’t be getting a "Hero of the Taxpayer" award from ATR in 2008:
Meanwhile, Norquist points out that even though Young achieved hero status for his 2007 votes, he will not for his 2008 votes. Young voted to support a war supplemental funding bill that includes an expansion of the GI Bill and additional unemployment benefits adding up to more than $71 billion over the next decade.