July 19th, 2010
09:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Term limits like 'political junk food,' expert says

Term limits are like ‘political junk food,’ according to one expert.
Term limits are like ‘political junk food,’ according to one expert.

(CNN) – Anti-establishment candidates are capitalizing on widespread anti-incumbent fervor and proposing term limits as a way to bring the power back to the people.

As political hopefuls try to persuade voters to send them to Congress, they're also promising they won't be there long.

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul said that if elected, he can't see himself serving more than two terms. In Rhode Island, Democratic congressional hopeful Bill Lynch has proposed a 12-year cap in the House and Senate. And in Maryland, Republican Andy Harris has assured voters that, should he go to the U.S. House, he'll be out of there by 2023.

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