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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 9:20 A.M.

Andrus Can’t Win Term-Limits Dispute

Probably the last guy who should be promoting term limits for elected candidates is former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. But that's what Andrus told the Tribune's Eric Barker. Andrus says it's necessary to break the cycle of incumbency that allows politicians to reward themselves with privileges no ordinary citizen receives. "I would give them two terms in the Senate and an equal number of years in the House and then they are gone," Andrus told the Tribune's Eric Barker. But Andrus is the antithesis of term limits. He was elected four times as Idaho governor, a record. Had term limits blocked the popular Democrat's ability to seek a third and fourth term, a Republican most likely would have been elected instead/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Anyone out there still support term limits?




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