This could get interesting if we talk it up. Really, failure to sign the discharge petition is an endorsement of the tax increase.
Update: the petition failed and Jody Richards killed off his own gubernatorial campaign at the same time.
From Pol Watchers:
Just as the lawmakers were about to vote, Richards spoke up from the speaker's podium
"And by the way, it ain't my tax," he said, chuckling. "It's somebody else on another floor," he added, referring to Fletcher, a Republican.
"Mr. Speaker, I just want to remind you: you voted for it," Hoover piped up from the floor.
"After you made me do it," Richards said back, laughing. "You told me it was good."