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Hoogendyk swipes at term-limit pledge

Published 12:49am Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jack Hoogendyk, a 6th District congressional candidate, has pledged to support and co-sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting congressional terms if he is elected.

He also has used it as an opportunity to take aim at incumbent Fred Upton.

“Michigan’s 6th congressional district is represented by someone who has been living and working in Washington for over 37 years, the last 25 as a member of Congress,” Hoogendyk said.

“He is a career politician .… Our founders never intended it to be this way.”

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  • DaisyMae

    Does this man have no political history knowledge? They’ve already tried this term limit issue on Washington and the Supreme Court shot it down as unconstitutional. IT did however come into effect in Michigan and has been to the detriment of our government leaving us with a lot of one issue representatives with no sense of responsibility for the future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/kbtonkin Kevin Tonkin

    Well said Daisy and I agree. However, the President is subject to term limits via Constitutional amendment not subject to Supreme Court “veto”. Until then, terms limits are best left to the voters power, if only they would exercise it! EVERYONE should vote!!!

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