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Term Limits America Supports Richard Mourdock For Senate

Term Limits America says the six-term Senator Richard Lugar has been in office too long.

Richard Mourdock

Photo: Hoosiers for Richard Mourdock (Flickr)

Mourdock (pictured on the campaign trail for State Treasurer) is challenging Richard Lugar in the Republican Senate primary.

A national organization advocating for term limits in Congress is throwing its support and money behind Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who is trying to unseat six-term incumbent senator Richard Lugar.

Term Limits America is a political action committee whose goal is to get a constitutional amendment passed instituting term limits for Congress – three terms in the House and two terms in the Senate.

Monday, Richard Mourdock received the only political endorsement nationwide the PAC is making this election cycle. Mourdock says he’s long supported the idea of term limits, and if he is elected, he will limit himself, only running for two terms.

“When the odds are what they are against an incumbent, a lot of good people otherwise sit on the sidelines,” Mourdock says. “So I think those who think that they are indispensable are quite incorrect.”

Incumbents in Congress are reelected nearly 95 percent of the time. Lugar campaign spokesman Andy Fisher says seniority and experience are vital qualities.

“There are lots of job creation, deficit reduction and national security issues that would never have happened had Lugar not served more than two terms in the Senate.” Fisher says.

The Term Limits PAC endorsement comes with a $5,000 donation and an outreach effort to voters in the state on behalf of Mourdock.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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