Whenever a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives hits the stump asking for Americans to vote them into elected office, one of the first things many of them say is that they support term limits.
Many of these candidates never really state exactly how long they plan to stay in the seat they may be elected to, just say that they support the idea of term limits.
But then there is the rare occasion when one of these candidates decides to put him or her out there by stating exactly how long they plan on holding office, if they happen to be elected to the office they are seeking.
One of those federal candidates is Florida Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R), who has just announced that if elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, he would only serve two terms, and then call it quits.
“I have long believed term limits ensure new ideas and fresh perspectives in government, and I am committing to only serving two terms in the U.S. Senate. Too many politicians get to Washington, become part of the broken system and never leave. In addition, I recently signed the U.S. Term Limit Amendment Pledge. I am backing up my position by self –imposing term limits. Very few in Washington are willing to do this, but after twelve years, and sometimes in as short as two, if you haven’t been a part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”-Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R).
The other Republican and Democrat candidates in the U.S. Senate race to replace outgoing Senator Marco Rubio, have not yet followed Lopez-Cantera’s lead.