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Incumbents Forever

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:01 AM
No elected official should be allowed to run for a different position while still in office. An incumbent may ONLY run for the position he currently holds. If they wish to run for a different position, they must first resign from their current position.
YESWECAN Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:39 AM
Scrap Iron I agree nor should they hold office longer than two terms They should not be career politicians. That is what has caused this mess.

AS A CANDIDATE for lieutenant governor in 1982, John Kerry assured the voters of Massachusetts that he wasn't seeking the position as a mere "stepping-stone" to higher office. But just one year into his four-year term, he announced his candidacy for the US Senate seat that Paul Tsongas was vacating because of illness.

Few people held Kerry's broken commitment against him. In part that was because nobody had believed it in the first place (all candidates for lieutenant governor seek the position as a stepping-stone). But it was also because everyone knew what Kerry knew: If he passed up...