Anti-incumbent mood fuels term limit debate

Anti-incumbent applicants are capitalizing on widespread anti-incumbent fervor and suggesting term limits as a way to bring the power back to the people. Because political hopefuls try to influence voters to send them to Congress, they're also talented they won't be there long.The Kentucky Republican governing body 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 future a 12-year cap in the House and Senate.

In addition to 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.
It's a letter that polls well and gets applause at campaign rallies, but David King, director of Harvard's program for Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress, said term limits do more harm than good.

"It's political junk food. It tastes good but hurts the body politic in the long run," he said.

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