April 13, 2016

U.S. Term Limits praises Kelli Ward for signing term limits pledge

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward for signing its congressional term limits pledge.

In November of last year, 14 new U.S. Term Limits pledge signers were elected to Congress – including five new U.S. Senators.

USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Ward’s pledge, saying, “We applaud Kelli Ward for having the courage to stand with the everyday Americans by standing up to career politicians and special interest groups that run D.C.”

Kelli Ward is running against Senator John McCain, who is a 29 year incumbent.

The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”

The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the House of Representatives by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ).

Blumel noted, “Over 75% of Americans have rejected the career politician model and want to replace it with citizen leadership. The way to achieve that goal is through congressional term limits. Ward knows this and is willing to work to make sure we reach our goal.”

According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Gallup, the issue enjoys wide bi-partisan support. The poll showed that 75% of Americans support congressional term limits.

Gallup’s analysis states, “Republicans and independents are slightly more likely than Democrats to favor term limits; nevertheless, the vast majority of all party groups agree on the issue. Further, Gallup finds no generational differences in support for the proposal.”

Blumel concluded, “Voters have always supported term limits, but they run into resistance from the very politicians elected to represent them. We need to have Senators in Congress like Ward, who will go to D.C. knowing that they work for the people and who have the courage to stand up to the career politicians.”

The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the constitution.