This blog took Congressional candidate Ken Sukhia to task in a recent post for apparent waffling on the issue of Congressional term limits. Since then Sukhia has clarified his position, making a bold commitment in favor of the popular reform by signing the U.S. Term Limits Congressional pledge.
The former federal prosecutor and GOP primary candidate for Florida's 2nd Congressional District put pen to paper and pledged to "cosponsor and vote for" the Congressional term limits amendment if elected to the Congress this year.
Sukhia is the 13th Congressional candidate in Florida to sign the pledge in 2016, a list which includes a primary opponent Mary Thomas. Thomas was first to sign and has been using the pledge to differentiate herself from the rest of the primary field.
Other primary opponents running for this open Panhandle seat include Jeff Moran and Neal Dunn, neither of whom have pledged support for Congressional term limits. To see the full list of signers in Florida, go here.
With support from large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, most politicians claim to support term limits in some vague way and then take no action once elected. However, pledge signers are genuine supporters of term limits who have specified exactly what action they will take on behalf of voters.
Activists are urged to present the USTL pledge to Congressional candidates.
If they sign, we'll do our best to let the voters in their districts know it. If they don't, well, we'll let them know that too.